Under the direction of the Production Coordinator, this copy editor position will conduct visual and auditory review for a broad range of JHSPH academic courses and training products. The Copy Editor receives assignments from the Production Coordinator and reports errors and suggests improvements. The Copy Editor plays a key role in the evaluation of educational materials and is vital to the process of gathering feedback to help JHSPH continually improve its educational products.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluate digital materials (HTML, audio, video, etc) associated with academic courses or training products to ensure proper interface, execution, accuracy and clarity.
Review course/training pages for consistency with CTL templates and style guidelines.
Provide reports to Production Coordinator regarding improvements to enhance the quality of training programs prior to faculty/student viewing.
Ensure standardization of training materials and technology, where possible.
Copy Editor will be responsible for assisting in the development of standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation of products.
Works with a variety of CTL teams to ensure a standardized high-quality training product.
Two (2) years previous experience as technical writer or quality assurance specialist or commensurate experience preferred.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor's Degree in English or writing preferred.
Four years of related experience.
Background in scientific or health area a plus.
Superior written and verbal communication, organization, and administrative skills
Must be extremely detail oriented
Ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment as well as independently
Capable of working with management to establish training goals and objectives through needs assessment and requirements gathering
Experience with eLearning techniques and strategies a plus
Willing and able to quickly learn company proprietary software applications
Proficiency in all components of MS Office Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Proficient in organizational, communication and computer skills.
Classified Title: Copy Editor Working Title: Copy Editor Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OF Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $20.93 – $28.80/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Flexible/10 - 15 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001014-Center for Teaching and Learning Personnel area: School of Public Health
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