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Editorial Supervisor


Feb 21, 2019


Temp To Perm

Agent: Julie H.

Job #: 144329

Salary: 75k

Job Description

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. Our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. They work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. They encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” They're looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

About the position… 

The Editorial Supervisor supervises a team of editors and proofreaders, collaborates with the editorial team to maintain and evolve editorial standards, and contributes to the team as a senior-level editor. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Offer editorial guidance and feedback to other editors. 
  • Directly supervise day-to-day work of WPS editorial team, consisting of three editors and one full-time proofreader; collaborate with and support Production Manager in performing managerial duties such as giving performance reviews and setting performance goals. 
  • Copyedit and proofread large, complex assessment projects published both in print form and online. Work closely with the project director, R&D support staff, Production Manager, and graphic designers to ensure content completeness, accuracy, and quality while meeting publishing deadlines. Offer design and formatting guidance that adds value to new and revised assessments. 
  • Set proper durations for project tasks and keep within those durations to finish projects on time. Give accurate and timely updates to Production Manager. Update Production Manager about any delays, either with individual work or in the team’s workflow, and ask for help with prioritizing and delegation if needed. 


  • Excellent project and workflow management skills, including estimating task durations, prioritizing work, assigning resources, coordinating approvals to meet multiple competing deadlines. 
  • Great collaborator and team player. 
  • Experience centered around writing, editing, design, production, proofreading, and quality control of printed materials and, to a lesser extent, electronic content. 
  • Heavy experience with long documents with multiple heading levels and many tables, figures, and citations and references. 
  • Significant experience working in a production environment involving hard deadlines. 
  • Ability to maintain consistently high performance on complex publishing projects with multiple concurrent deliverables. 
  • Extensive experience with Chicago style, experience with APA style. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong proofreading skills; use common proofreader’s marks correctly and efficiently. 
  • Extensive experience editing both on hard copy and electronically. 
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Word track changes and Adobe Acrobat PDF markup. 
  • Proficiency with Macintosh, competency with Windows. 
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (highly proficient with Word, can get around in Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud. 
  • Knowledge of table formatting basics. 
  • Familiarity with technical art norms and practices. 
  • Ability to create simple technical illustrations, take and crop screenshots. 
  • Familiarity with advertising copywriting/marcom norms and practices. 
  • Familiarity with commercial printing and prepress norms and practices. 
  • Familiarity with principles of design, typography, page layout, text formatting. 
  • Experience or interest in psychology or psychological/educational testing. 
  • Some acquaintance with statistics, or interest in learning. 
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus. 


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Minimum BA/BS in English, social sciences, or related. 
  • Minimum 15 years’ combined experience as copy editor, line editor, production editor, technical editor, technical writer, advertising/marcom copywriter, journalist, proofreader, graphic designer, book designer, production artist, or related, in psychological or educational publishing, book publishing, journal publishing, technical publications, advertising, marketing communications, commercial printing, journalism, or related. 
  • One to three years’ supervisory experience in an editorial environment. 


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