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Managing Editor

2U Lanham, MD

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

What We're Looking For:

Sitting within 2U's Learning Design department the Managing Editor role is a key player in the curriculum development process. This role owns the editorial process and is instrumental in designing and writing content as well as managing the workflow to turn that content into a high-quality product. The Managing Editor works with the curriculum teams to assume ownership of product from a quality standpoint to ensure products meet professional standards in writing/editorial, pedagogy, and overall presentation. 

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

The Managing Editor is a key stakeholder in the curriculum development process and a leader in three areas for a given program: curriculum development and delivery, process management, and training/onboarding, with an emphasis on the first piece. 

Curriculum Development & Delivery: Collaborate with content experts to design, write, and develop onground and online curriculum:

  • Work with SMEs and other stakeholders (learning engineers or instructional designers) to incorporate best practices in learning/pedagogy.
  • Write, rewrite, and edit content for style, clarity, and overall professional quality, as well as to align with style guidelines. 
  • Provide feedback on course planners, module/unit planners, and visual asset planners.
  • Perform (or assign) instructional design/developmental edits) of written content to ensure pedagogical soundness, clarity, organization, and flow.
  • Provide ongoing feedback for curriculum engineers (SMEs) so they can hone their writing and curriculum design processes. 
  • Lead and provide oversight for line edit (copy edit) and proofreading/QA processes. 
  • Work with Career Services and other stakeholders to ensure career content is aligned with and integrated into online and onground products.

Process Management and Improvement: The Managing Editor helps manage the process/workflow for all program products from planning to delivery and is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Manage all levels of editing: ID/development, copyedit, and proofread.
  • Oversee and review the work of editors and any freelance editors/proofreaders.
  • Liaise with visual designers, video producers, and other key stakeholders to manage creation, workflow, and integration of assets, including visual content (videos, images, etc.).
  • Establish and define a clear, organized workflow across products and content deliverables.  
  • Identify problem areas in processes and devise strategies for improvement and standardization. 
  • Work with key stakeholders (curriculum directors, director of curriculum and learning, and project management team) to create and maintain schedules to ensure timely delivery of products.

Training & Documentation: The Managing Editor serves both the curriculum team and larger organization by developing style guides, helping to define editorial standards, and training writers and editors: 

  • Lead our onboard training (curriculum camp) and other trainings with the Learning Engineering team, for example: Community of Practice events (monthly cohorts focused on curriculum team development (one-on-one coaching, peer coaching, presentations).
    • Collaborate with curriculum & learning teams and learning engineers on training initiatives for curriculum teams based on program needs. 
  • Develop and maintain style guides, templates, and in-house writer training materials. 
  • Collaborate with learning engineers to assess needs of CEs and co-design/deliver trainings. 
  • Develop onboarding materials and documentation for new editors, proofreaders, and QA specialists to facilitate and streamline handoff of editorial passes.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 3+ years of directly relevant or transferable professional experience.
  • A background in instructional design or curriculum writing and editing. A real interest in designing learning experiences, working with subject matter experts, serving students, and impacting education is essential. 
  • Strong, persuasive verbal and written communication skills.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break from Christmas through New Years!

To learn more, visit #NoBackRow

In Colorado, the anticipated base salary for this role is $72,000, with potential bonus eligibility. Note: The final compensation for this position may consider factors including the geographic location where the work is performed (candidate's assigned office) and prior work experience of the candidate.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U's equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.



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