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Book Editor

Job Title: Book Editor

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FLSA Classification: Non- Exempt

Job Summary

The book editor will be responsible for a portfolio of compliance books. Responsibilities include developing manuscripts from the outline stage through to digital and print publication; adhering to a content calendar; developing book concepts and proposals; working with authors, committee members, and freelancers; developing and adhering to a style guide; assigning projects and monitoring deadlines; and supporting the achievement of financial targets by providing subject matter expertise to sales and marketing stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define publication objectives in terms of target audience to be addressed, mission statement, and planned competitive advantages
  • Own the publication roadmap and communicate the vision to stakeholders
  • Manage the contracting process with book authors and freelancers
  • Ensure publication schedules are met according to schedule
  • Review, edit and rewrite copy as necessary to ensure all content meets objectives for publication
  • Exercise final approval that all aspects of publications meet defined objectives and standards
  • Demonstrate expertise on compliance and regulatory industry trends
  • Ensure content has clarity, is impactful, and has a practical application to the compliance industry
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders including customer service, sales and marketing
  • Coordinate product launches with marketing plans
  • Oversee print production, layouts, covers, and printer selection
  • Content Management System work including XML conversion, citation identification and content reviews
  • Develop project plans; coordinate projects across publishing team; communicate status and progress; complete projects on time and budget; manage project team activities
  • Attending conferences
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or related field
  • Three to seven years related experience and/or training
  • Interest in developing books for the business market
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong editorial judgment and negotiating and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules and experience with developing and applying style guides. Strong proofreading skills
  • Creative, curious and knowledgeable on a broad range of topics
  • Working knowledge of web content, word processing, publishing, and graphics software
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred qualifications

  • Corporate compliance knowledge
  • Experience developing book manuscripts for a publisher