Editorial Director, Religion (Bronx)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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Department: PublishingReports To:VP Religion
?Summary: Works with Vice President of Religion and Religion staff to manage editorial work and content development for Sadlier Religion products. Contributes to the development and implementation of the long- and short-term publishing plan, digital/print component planning, content re-use, and other strategic and growth initiatives.
Core Responsibilities: Establishes all budget costs in all proposals for digital/print products and reports such to VP and SVP PublishingApproves all content milestones in all proposals for digital/print products and reports such to VPContributes to pre-implementation planning including, analysis of market research and assessment of competitors products, creation of program plan including scope and sequence, lesson planning, content architecture, and other core program details, and completion of plans including prototyping, and all product and market research.Maintains Master Terms Agreements for all outside vendors, freelance, etc.Plans the editorial budget to maintain all aspects of the yearly and long-term budget that concern product developmentApproves editorial schedules, benchmarks, and budgets; manages and assigns editorial staff to specific programs/projectsManages editorial staffWorks with editors to implement editorial print/digital product plans, monitor budgets and launch projects into productionIn collaboration with VP Religion, recruits, interviews, and hires new editorial staff members; trains (or provides for training of) editorsWorks with VP to plan and manage staffing plan, including vendor utilizationWorks closely with Program Manager to ensure timeline and preparation (for example, proper writing guidelines) in planning phase of program development result in optimal workflow and process, across digital and print publishingWorks with Digital Media staff to ensure unified digital/print program plan, content development, and unified delivery.Identifies problems in content and recommends solutions so that all products can meet scheduled bound book and/or go live datesEnsures adherence to production schedules and informs VP/Program Manager if circumstances prevent meeting production deadlines.Monitors the quality of all manuscripts going through the implementation stages (digital and print)Maintains vendor and authoring networkAssigns staff tasks and recruits outside writers, editors, vendors, etc. as necessary and budgeted for; approves the prepared service agreements for suchMaintains departmental meeting to monitor content schedules for all Sadlier print and digital product, problem solving all pertinent issues/concernsEvaluates staff, pinpoints talent, and provides staff with opportunities for career growthAuthorizes content development bills/invoices/expensesEducation, Experience, Skills Required:Five years (minimum) of editorial management experience in Religious Education publishingBackground in religion education, for example, MA in Theology or Religious Education, Director of Religious Education, or similar backgroundKnowledge of publishing processes, including print and digital production Experience managing staff working on-site and remotelyExperience managing and planning departmental and project budgetsPreferred experience working in K4 or similarKnowledge of the process/demands of tagging/digital schema creationOngoing study/forecasting of digital content needs and procedures

Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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