Editorial Assistant - Project Specialist

Campbell, CA, USA
Competitive Salary
Feb 04, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Organization Type
Title: Editorial Assistant - Project Specialist - zyBooks

Location: Campbell, CA

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology; globalism and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. The demand for knowledge and learning has never been greater, and Wiley is at the forefront of meeting that need. As a learning business, we make meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.

Have a passion for making a difference in the education, careers, and lives of hundreds of thousands of college-level students? zyBooks, a Wiley brand produces interactive online learning content that replaces textbooks, homework, programming lab assignments, and exams for the STEM college market. Now part of John Wiley & Sons, zyBooks offers the excitement of a young, energetic startup environment within an established, highly respected publishing company. zyBooks is dedicated to the success of college students worldwide, having provided courseware to more than 600,000+ students in over 800 academic institutions.

What we are looking for:

zyBooks is looking for an Editorial Assistant to support our teams in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, and New Markets (institutional, fully online accounts).

What you'll do:

You'll help facilitate the course development process from start to finish, communicating with authors and contributors as required; scheduling and participating in team meetings; helping with production, course building, and tracking of custom interactive textbooks; and working effectively with colleagues on cross-functional teams. You'll maintain accurate and up-to-date information in our systems and manage a range of administrative tasks to ensure efficient workflows.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior experience in a support role, preferably in a related industry
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, able to shift focus quickly
  • Strong attention to detail, especially for entering, updating, and maintaining accurate data in our systems
  • Polished communication skills, ability to build relationships and credibility quickly
  • Willingness to develop a proficient basic understanding of our platform, authoring tools, google docs, processor, and project management system (Wrike)
  • Creative problem solver
  • Team player
  • Ability to do some traveling

Preference will be given to candidates working at the Campbell, CA office. This team has a work-from-home policy that allows employees to work remotely one day per week. The office is currently closed, and everyone is working from home during COVID pandemic.

At Wiley, we welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and embrace individuals who get excited about learning whether online or by book. Learning is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion. It's in our differences that we empower the way the world learns.

Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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