Gainesville, FL Product Development
Job Type

NCCER is looking for an Editor that is used to a fast-paced working environment and desires to join a growing, fun team comprised of passionate individuals focused on producing the best construction education materials. 

The Editor will effectively collaborate with technical writers, project managers, and desktop publishing specialists to review, approve, and maintain training products according to NCCER production standards and industry expectations, while maintaining deadlines.

You will need to work on multiple simultaneous projects. You will work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where quality, creativity, and accountability are tradition. 

Major Job Duties 

1. Reviews and approves all materials for print and digital products within the product development department 

2. Edits content (including manuscripts, presentations, digital courses, and data) for readability, consistency issues, style, agreement with editorial policy and ISD (Instructional System Design), and reading level

  • Verifies facts, dates, and statistics within materials to ensure accuracy
  • Reviews manuscripts for mechanical errors, readability, consistency issues, style, agreement with editorial policy, and reading level
  • Uses Microsoft PowerPoint to edit and finalize PPT presentations
  • Uses Microsoft Word styles to prepare manuscript for XML process
  • Uses Microsoft Excel and/or Exam Studio to edit and assist in the production of exams

3. Works closely and communicates effectively with in-house technical writers to ensure quality and efficiency of all materials that are external facing

4. Collaborates with Managing Editor to solidify editorial processes

5. Utilizes Smartsheet to update project status and maintain efficient workflows by ensuring that accurate data is represented. 

6. Participates in other projects and duties based on aptitude and interest

7. Other duties as assigned; as this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Professionalism
  • Computer proficiency (Familiarity with Mac OS preferred)
  • Editorial abilities, including grammar, punctuation, and proofreading skills 
  • Possess excellent communication, reading comprehension and retention, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Ability to work: (a) both independently and under the direction of a supervisor, (b) well with others, and (c) well under pressure
  • Handle shifting departmental priorities and deadlines
  • Multitask and shift easily between concurrent projects
  • Facility with proofreader’s marks and knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style preferred

Software Skills

  • Proficiency in word-processing, presentations, and spreadsheets (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Basic knowledge of desktop publishing software (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) 
  • Proficiency with basic XML tags is a plus, but not required