Development Editor

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Date: Nov 28, 2022

Location: Mexico City, MX

Company: Springer Nature Group

Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for Schools curricula around the world. Whilst Palgrave Higher Education develops and distributes textbooks, e-books and interactive e-learning resources primarily for University-level students.


We are looking for a Development Editor to join our Secondary ELT team in Mexico City on a hybrid basis. The role of the Development Editor works within a publishing project team and has day-to-day responsibility for content development from initial writing brief to publication, ensuring that all material is of an appropriate quality and fully aligned to the publishing vision of the Senior Development Editor, Commissioning Editor and Publisher. The Development Editor may also commission ancillary items under the guidance of the Commissioning or Senior Development Editor. The role involves extensive cross-functional liaison with the content production and content delivery teams to create material which meets the needs of the key audience and is published on schedule and within budget.
Experience, skills and qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
•    Knowledge of ELT markets, in particular secondary segments
•    Appreciation for a wide international range of teaching and learning situations
•    Awareness of publishing processes and how they impact manuscript development, and time and cost implications
•    Attention to detail, quality control and an ability to engage with content at the highest level
•    Experience of working with a range of new media and digital projects
•    Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines
•    Excellent team-working and organisational skills
•    A positive attitude and commitment to aims of the company
•    Demonstrable ELT/EFL teaching experience, preferably in a secondary setting
•    Excellent written English
•    Educated to a degree level or equivalent
•    Formal ELT/TEFL qualification
•    Knowledge of a second language is desirable
This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and results focused individual to be part of our publishing team in Mexico City. We value character as well as skills – people with a passion to be the best they can be and the desire to make our company bigger, better and more exciting. It’s the people who make Macmillan Education so successful, so why not join us?
To apply please upload a CV and cover letter both in English, including details of your salary expectations and segment experience. 


Closing date for applications: 15th October 2022

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