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Content Editor

Great Minds Full-Time  United States 8 Mar 2023
Content Editor

Job Description

Title: Content Editor – Remote

Location: US National

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing, mission driven Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops high quality knowledge building curricula for grades PK-12, seeks a Content Editor to join our growing Humanities team.

Company Profile
Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our curricula, Wit & Wisdom; Geodes; Eureka Math; and PhD Science all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1100 people.

Our Market Position

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka Math and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary

The Content Editor, Wit & Wisdom contributes to the development of Wit & Wisdom products, including curricular and ancillary materials, by editing to ensure consistency in language, voice, and presentation within and across projects. Editors work closely with the content development teams, copy edit teams, and production teams to ensure a consistent and coherent editorial approach to each project. As the final editorial layer before content moves to production, editors focus on readability, clarity, concision, consistency, coherence, and adherence to established style. The Content Editor is a highly collaborative role that requires excellent communication skills, in particular the abilities to provide clear, actionable, and educative feedback; distill complex information and share it with others; and adapt to a variety of individual communication styles and needs. This Content Editor role will work closely with the Wit & Wisdom team at Great Minds.

This position is an exceptional opportunity for a highly organized, experienced, and detail-oriented editor who possesses an understanding of K-12 ELA products, passion for high-quality, knowledge-building curriculum, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness. The ideal candidate will also have the drive to innovate while remaining committed to Great Minds’ organizational vision. While the work is remote, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Reports To

  • Senior Editorial, Director


  • Edit a variety of Wit & Wisdom projects, such as lesson plans, student resources, family tip sheets, facilitator guides for professional development sessions, handouts, slide presentations, information sheets, and implementation resources. Edits focus on the following items:
    • clarity and concision of the content
    • coherence across sections and components of a project
    • consistency of language, style, and voice within and across projects
    • readability of the content
    • appropriateness for the task, purpose, and audience
    • inclusive language
  • Resolve errata in Wit & Wisdom in collaboration with content leads, implementing, tracking, and logging content updates across print and digital products
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to norm language, voice, and presentation across projects
  • Work with the content development teams, copy edit team, and production teams to ensure a consistent and coherent editorial approach to each project
  • Resolve copy edits and proofreading edits, consulting with the project’s content lead, the associate and/or senior editor, and other contributors as needed
  • Complete the final check of files before delivery to the end user
  • Record global mistakes or issues found when editing or reviewing the work of content developers, copy editors, proofreaders, and layout associates. Then raise these to the attention of the associate and/or senior editor
  • Through feedback, workshops, and other forums, coach content developers on how to improve their writing and adhere to the guidelines

Job requirements

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ experience working as an editor and/or copyeditor, preferably for an educational publisher
  • Experience teaching ELA and/or supporting ELA instructors
  • Alignment to the philosophy, instructional design, and pedagogy of Great Minds’ knowledge building vision
  • Clear and succinct writing skills, with the ability to produce content aligned to the organizational and product vision
  • Outstanding editing skills with the capacity to handle incredibly precise and detail-oriented work, using a set of editorial guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in an all-remote working environment, demonstrating an ability to adapt to a variety of individual communication styles and needs
  • Willingness to bring a proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Ability to quickly internalize and apply feedback and updates to guidelines
  • Capacity to provide clear, actionable, and educative feedback to others
  • Avid commitment to and concern for details required in accomplishing a task
  • Mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping
  • Facility working with tools required within digital spaces (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InCopy, Sharepoint)
  • Ability to navigate the Great Minds climate, where leadership often drives vision and content decisions

Ideal Attributes

  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Willingness to embrace a mindset that is receptive to the perspectives of others
  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to consistently exhibit diplomacy, tact, and integrity
  • Willingness to bring a proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by classroom teachers
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness

Required Education

  • High School Diploma/GED


  • Full-time


  • Remote
  • Future travel (5-10%) may be required

New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check.

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $63,353.99-$74,440.94. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company’s benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company’s discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.

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