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Macmillan Sr Media Editor, Majors Biology in Austin, Texas


The Senior Media Editor analyzes customer needs and makes recommendations (in conjunction with the program manager) on possible courses of action for the media program of assigned discipline. They coordinate with partners on the creation and publication of digital and ancillary resources to support teaching and learning. This person will also coordinate the details of major projects and relationships. This role implements, monitors, and continually improves an editorial process that yields accurate and high-quality digital resources for our users. The Senior Media Editor communicates and negotiates effectively within the Biology editorial team, externally with authors and users, and cross-functionally with content development, sales, marketing, and product to develop, implement, and troubleshoot new types of digital resources. The Senior Media Editor helps media authors to prioritize tasks and to produce high quality and accurate work on schedule and on budget.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Select, hire, negotiate with, and correspond with multimedia vendors about multimedia products and tasks that are current or near future

  • Plan, initiate and oversee projects in coordination with Program Manager, Development Editor, Content Producer, Product, and Production.

  • Communicate clearly and collaboratively with other project partners about status, issues, scheduling, and budget.

  • Understand and share evolving information from Product, Engineering, and Program Management.

  • Identify, assess, hire, negotiate, and correspond with authors and freelancers about multimedia content and projects that are current or near future and ensure the delivery of quality, timely content, and software for turnover to production.

  • Continually assess user needs and attend status and exploratory meetings with fellow editors, as well as digital product and marketing groups, to help plan the development of content that works effectively with vital functionality.

  • Understand and communicate clearly about the interdependencies of digital functionality and digital content.

  • Make recommendations and implement changes to scheduling, budgets, or content based on information acquired about new functionality on the horizon.

  • Initiate and negotiate on strategic positions of digital programs.

  • Evaluate input from and negotiate with marketing and sales personnel with customer-related inquiries and requests and providing copy, preliminary files, tables of contents, etc. for marketing and sales tools.

  • Attend relevant conferences, sales presentations, and company meetings in order to promote products and capture market information.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Biology

  • At least 3 years of editorial experience in educational publishing

  • At least 2 year of media editorial experience in the publishing industry

  • Proven organizational and project management skills.

  • Ability to lead multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize effectively, work well in group problem-solving situations, and work within an approved budget.

  • Detailed, self-motivated, and committed to quality; consistently looks for ways to improve and promote quality in assessing vendors/authors, ensuring diligent content development and QA, and monitoring and continually improving upon authorship guidelines.

  • Exhibits excellent and multifaceted oral and written communication styles for different audiences.

  • Able to effectively handle authors and freelancers, talk with users of our products, and collaborate cross-functionally with a variety of internal partners.

  • Understanding of current media trends in higher education.

  • Understanding of the interplay between digital content and platform functionality.

  • Curiosity about and interest in using learning science to develop digital assessment materials and multimedia resources that are shown to benefit teachers and learners.

  • Interest in helping to find and assess the authors, freelancers, and vendors who can help us with this mission.


Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for Macmillan benefits, effective on the employee’s date of hire. Macmillan also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees.

  • Competitive pay and bonus plan

  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • Contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan

  • Generous paid time off policy and paid holidays

  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program

  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance

  • Fast-paced, intellectually-challenging professional environment

  • And much more!

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Late Nite Labs, EBI-MAPworks, i

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels.

The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources at Macmillan Learning.