Overview: Gallopade International, Inc. is seeking a Writer/Editor to join our rapidly growing company as part of our Product Development team. A key role in Product Development, the Writer/Editor is responsible for developing and editing print and digital educational resources for grades K-8. As a Writer/Editor at Gallopade, you have the unique opportunity to create resources that equip teachers to teach in an engaging and effective way. By enriching the teacher and student experience, you will also contribute to Gallopade's significant growth.
Job Description: The top responsibility of the Writer/Editor is to create and maintain new and existing print and digital products, features, enhancements, updates, and corrections. The Writer/Editor will write and edit materials for grades K-8. They will construct student books (digital and print textbooks) based on the state standards and build supplementary materials that help reinforce and enhance students' learning. This includes tests, quizzes, activities, projects, worksheets, additional reading, and more. Foundational characteristics essential to meeting customer expectations include content accuracy, ease of use (for teachers and students), effectiveness (at helping achieve learning goals), and detailed alignment to state learning standards (for curriculum products).
Write and edit print and digital student books and supplementary materials
Ensure all products align completely with state and grade standards
Collaborate with managers, editors, curriculum specialists, trainers, and designers to create and deliver projects and to continuously improve them
Seek new ways to improve the teacher and student experience through innovation and creativity, best practices in communication, and state-of-the-art media
Manage concurrent projects within a fast-paced environment
Evaluate, train, collaborate with—and manage—freelance art, writing, and proofreading talent hired by Gallopade on a project basis
Bachelor's degree in journalism or English
5+ years of experience as a Writer/Editor
Expert at writing, proofreading, and editing; a great storyteller
Demonstrated ability to conduct and analyze research and then tailor information for different audiences or grade levels
Conceptual creativity and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail; excellent organization skills
Experience with content management systems
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
Strong interpersonal and time management skills
Familiarity with both the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style
Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: publishing, education, instructional design, K-12 curriculum resources, eLearning
This is a full-time, on-site position at our headquarters in Peachtree City, GA.
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources.