About the company
At Channing Bete Company, we have one mission: to strengthen
individuals, families, and communities by reinforcing healthy behaviors
and commitment to positive social values. We do this by:
· creating research-based, reliable publications in formats
for readers of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and reading levels
· offering an extensive product line that is second to none
in its breadth and depth
· backing everything up with superior customer services.
This is why for over 50 years, healthcare organizations, schools,
government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses have come
to us for solutions to their communication challenges.
Our corporate offices are conveniently located in a state-of-the-art
facility in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Two hours west of Boston and
three hours north of NYC, the Pioneer Valley
> and Five College
Area offer the exceptional quality of life often associated with a rural
location, yet the area provides easy access to excellent schools,
culture, and recreation.
We're looking for a dynamic editor who will uphold our editorial
standards while managing a group of in-house, per-diem, and freelance
writers. Our editorial staff:
· composes reader-friendly text to convey key points quickly
so readers can retain and act upon the information they learn
· generates and maintains content for existing formats while
developing new and innovative print and electronic formats for our
· creates products focused on a variety of topics and
targeted for specific audiences, and that follow rigorous editorial
standards for style, accuracy, and readability.
We're looking for someone who will be able to manage a department
that creates new products in existing formats, conceptualizes products
in innovative new formats, keeps a backlist of thousands of titles
up-to-date, and creates content for custom products designed for
The position requires:
· the ability to understand the communication needs of
multiple target reading audiences while also fulfilling the buyer's
· impeccable editing skills that will help us maintain our
industry-leading standards for readability
· creative flexibility to incorporate our content with
fidelity into new products and new media
· management skills that provide clear direction while
encouraging creativity and fostering collaboration.
We require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in English or
journalism. A master's degree is preferred. You'll need at least
five years of editing and management experience. Experience editing
concise text for specific targeted reading levels is a plus, as is
experience editing content used by public health agencies, healthcare
organizations, and/or schools. Proficiency with Publishing workflows,
excellent communication skills, and analytical skills are also required.
We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits that include health
and dental plans, a 401(k) plan, employee stock ownership, and profit
sharing. Limited relocation assistance may be available. To see a full
list of benefits visit www.channing-bete.com
> and choose "Careers."
To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of
publications you've edited to editorialhire@...
An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
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