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Developmental Editor, Digital Products: F. A. Davis (work-from-home)

June 28, 2023

The Developmental Editor, Digital Products (DE-DP), will serve as developmental editor for digital products in multiple health professions (HP) disciplines. The DE-DP takes an active role in developing andimproving digital learning experiences in order to maximize learner understanding and engagement. Collaboration with the Digital Solutions (DS) and Content Solutions (CS) departments is required to successfully create online courseware, instructor support materials, and appropriate testing and audiovisual resources for students. The DE-DP must work closely with acquisitions editors, authors, subject matter experts, development vendors, and freelance developmental editors to execute the publishing plan for each product. The position reports to the Director of Content Development, Health Professions. The position is fully remote, work-from-home with preference for candidates on the East Coast.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ developmental experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills; familiarity with card-based and/or spreadsheet tools, such as Teams Planner or SmartSheet
  • Strong computer skills required: MS Office Suite (Word/PowerPoint/Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with databases and/or content management systems preferred
  • Familiarity with survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics)
  • Familiarity with various pedagogical learning practices strongly desirable
  • Instructional/learning design and interactive design knowledge desirable
  • Experience with multimedia creation, A/V recording and editing, and podcasts (Vimeo), strongly desirable; basic knowledge of working with synthetic media, such as Synthesia, desirable
  • Basic knowledge of prototyping tools, such as Adobe XD or Figma
  • Experience working with e-learning authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or similar, desirable
  • Familiarity with LMS (e.g., Moodle etc.), accessibility standards (WCAG), SCORM, and xAPI, desirable
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Light travel required as needed 1FA DAVIS Job Description
  • A well-developed sense of resourcefulness, adaptability, and humor

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Human Resources

  • Serve as developmental editor for digital products in the Health Professions department and oversee the execution of each developmental plan so it matches the expectation at signing
  • Act as liaison with the Digital Solutions (DS) and Content Solutions (CS) departments for digital products (online courseware, instructor support materials, and testing and audiovisual resources for students)
  • Coordinate work of authors, subject matter experts, development vendors, and freelance DEs on digital products to ensure that development plan is successfully implemented
  • Assist DS project managers to direct the work of outside DS vendors
  • Provide editorial training to content project managers as needed


  • Advise Director of Content Development regarding workflow of all HP projects as they proceed through Digital Publishing and Production; report status of all assigned projects on a regular basis via company- wide database
  • Work with acquisition editors from inception of project through the development and production cycles to educate potential and signed authors about the publication process
  • Develop and improve the design and usability of online courseware; create instructor support materials (instructor guide, lesson plans, test bank, PowerPoint) that address course pathways and are supported by sound pedagogical learning practices
  • Create and monitor development schedules; ensure that deadlines are clearly communicated to authors and freelance DEs; act as a troubleshooter as problems arise
  • Coordinate with Director of Content Development to assign product contributions to developmental editor and/or content project manager.
  • Direct and help authors/contributors to assemble all elements of the manuscript in the desired form; assist authors and freelance DEs with art development process
  • Prepare and release final manuscript to Content Solutions and Digital Solutions through company content management system; review all art programs (files, scrap, logs) submitted by authors/freelance DEs before they are transmitted to Production
  • Monitor developmental, art, and DS budgets for assigned titles
  • Review page proof and art proof for digital products, as needed
  • Set up and coordinate video/photo shoots and/or studio time for audio projects as needed; review rough cut through final clips

Policies & Procedures

  • Coordinate relationship between the production, art, design, and developmental process with the author
  • Assist in the maintenance of consistent and efficient developmental procedures 2FA DAVIS Job Description
  • Collaborate with DS project managers to ensure that current policies are still effective and are maintained in an effective manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree

Reporting to this position: N/A

Physical demands and work environment:

  • Frequent communications, verbal and written
  • Frequent sitting
  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing
  • Some travel involved
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NOTE: The hiring company has engaged Jack Farrell & Associates ( to find the winning candidate for this position. Interested candidates should provide a resume by email to Henry Greene ( Thank you. JO 202306062

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