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Victory continues to develop its select database of highly experienced editorial and publishing professionals. For many projects, we call on our extensive network of freelance specialists—writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, compositors, photographers, illustrators—to assemble the right team to match the content needs of each job.

We are always looking for freelancers in graphic design, page composition, illustration, writing, and editing. We are also currently accepting résumés for the positions below.

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  • Supervising Editor (Science)

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company which partnered with major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by digital technology and began producing dozens of varied online products. In the last five years Victory has been noted for its excellence in high stakes assessment testing and production tools. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to national and international educators and classrooms.

    Position Summary

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    The Supervising Editor is an experienced and creative individual with a strong background in STEM, with emphasis on science content development at grades K-12, senior level editorial management experience, and up-to-date knowledge of STEM educational trends and practices. The position also increasingly calls for knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, especially the three dimensions as articulated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Expertise and experience in assessment at K-12 levels will also be beneficial. If you would like to apply for this position, please send your resume to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Responsibilities

    The Supervising Editor is responsible for the content and quality of all assigned projects, as well as the management and development of editors or other project members under his or her supervision. Supervising Editors supervise multiple projects headed by Senior Editors while also acting as content lead for projects personally. May act as a subject matter expert and product advocate at industry conventions, client meetings, and other appropriate venues.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    1. Serves as the editorial content lead on one or more projects, is responsible for overseeing those projects through the various editorial development stages, for supervising in-house editorial staff as appropriate, and for ensuring that all work satisfies the client's quality expectations and requirements. May act as a writer of educational materials when needed.
    2. Ensures that all content queries and concerns from freelance writers, editors, and other offsite subcontractors are addressed in a timely and effective manner during a project, and that appropriate feedback and guidance is provided to those freelancers and subcontractors
    3. Works closely with the Editorial Director, English Language Division on editorial job assignments, schedules, and workflows to ensure all work can be done on time and within budget.
    4. Meets all internal and external schedule deadlines and milestones for each project; otherwise, communicates to the Editorial Director and Project Coordinator any deadline that will be potentially missed as much in advance as possible and helps to plan for contingencies.
    5. Attends all content-related project meetings—both internally within Victory and externally with clients—as necessary and contributes any relevant information about content, schedule, client feedback, issues to be resolved, etc.
    6. Assists the Editorial Director, English Language Division in monitoring editorial staffing and resource needs as well as in training the necessary and appropriate personnel for specific projects.
    7. May be required to attend industry conventions, client meetings, etc., to assist in developing client relations and supporting sales efforts.
    8. Exhibits a positive, "can do" attitude at all times and works collaboratively with senior management and colleagues, including those in other departments such as Technology, Quality Control, Graphic Services, Sales, and Marketing, to troubleshoot, problem solve, and brainstorm all necessary issues.
    9. Communicates clearly and effectively at all times in verbal and written form with both employees and clients, and is also able to listen actively and attentively.

    Qualifications

    Required

    Candidate demonstrates a strong, specialized understanding of science content development at the K-12 level, including up-to-date knowledge of science educational trends and practices, such as a familiarity with and working knowledge of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards as articulated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Expertise and experience in assessment at K-12 levels will also be beneficial.

    1. Five or more years of experience editing science materials at the K-12 level. Ideally, has experience with science curriculum development at the state or district level. Able to write engaging STEM educational materials at the appropriate grade levels.
    2. Familiar with technology applications and web based science resource creation (like digital content creation).
    3. Five or more years of experience managing others.
    4. A highly experienced grasp of the general publishing process, including editorial, graphic services, copyediting and proofreading, and technology.
    5. A degree in Science, or a related field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for such a degree. MS or PhD preferred.
    6. Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as active and attentive listening skills.
    7. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software.
    Preferred
    1. Has classroom teaching experience, ideally in middle school.
    2. Is familiar with the engineering/ design process and its relationship to levels of science inquiry.

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, videos, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the United States.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBooks textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program.

    Come be a part of Victory’s team!

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    Job Posted: November 2016

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  • Project Coordinator

    Company Overview

    Victory Productions was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Twelve years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to fruition.

    Victory is proud to be certified as a MBE/WBE (minority- and woman-owned business). If you would like to in apply for this position, please send your resume to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Position Summary

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    Victory is seeking a Project Coordinator with a background in educational publishing and experience in job setup and implementation. He or she will have previously been responsible for managing complex, multifaceted projects as well as smaller projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communications, and technology skills, as well as a proficiency in creating, maintaining, and overseeing detailed schedules and budgets.

    If you'd like to apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Responsibilities

    The Project Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that their projects are run smoothly, efficiently, on time, and within budget.

    Essential Functions and Expectations

    1. Coordinates and tracks assigned projects, working with Editorial Directors, Content Leads, and the Project Coordination Manager to oversee project launches, workflows, staffing assignments, and all necessary processes and procedures so each project runs smoothly to completion.
    2. Organizes each assigned project by developing a comprehensive project plan, keeping a complete and accurate job folder, updating project electronic records, and providing routine status reports to those who need them.
    3. Coordinates with the Project Coordination Manager and directors to establish a staffing plan, and is then responsible for securing all freelance resources for each project assigned to them, including generating Purchase Orders and related documents as well as tracking invoicing so that maximum efficiency is achieved for each of their projects.
    4. Works with Editorial Directors and the Project Coordination Manager to produce an approved initial schedule. Monitors, maintains, and revises this schedule as necessary through the life of a project to keep the project on time and within budget.
    5. Proactively addresses issues that may adversely impact the quality, timeliness, and budget of a project from both an internal and external standpoint, such as scope changes, client deadlines, and communication of information.
    6. Acts as Victory’s main liaison with clients on assigned jobs to manage tracking, workflow, and schedule matters. Helps to coordinate content questions with subject matter specialists, and communicates on a regular ongoing basis through project meetings, conference calls, and status reports to the result of a completely satisfied client.

    Internal Relationships

    Management
    • Reports directly to the Project Coordination Manager.
    Interactions
    • Interacts internally with Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Management. Interacts externally with clients, freelancers, and vendors.

    Qualifications

    1. Has a grasp of the general publishing process, including editorial, graphic services, copyediting & proofreading, and technology.
    2. Bachelor’s degree in English, Communication Studies, Education, Project Management, or other relevant field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for degree.
    3. Two years of project coordination experience in educational publishing or equivalent experience in another field.
    4. Financial acumen and budgetary experience.
    5. Exhibits a positive, "can do" attitude at all times and works collaboratively with colleagues to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and brainstorm whenever necessary.
    6. Communicates clearly and effectively at all times in verbal and written form with both colleagues and clients.
    7. Ability to work on-site full time in our Worcester MA office.
    8. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software.
    9. Preferred

    10. Editorial or proofreading experience a plus.

    Compensation

    1. Salary Range depending on experience.
    2. Health and 401k Plans

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, videos, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the United States.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBooks textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program.

    Come be a part of Victory’s team!

    Submit: Résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: November 2016

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