Remote | Part-time
Kaplan

Title: Editor, Test Prep

Location: Remote/Nationwide Remote/Nationwide USA

Part time

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com/careers) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services. Kaplan Test Prep also operates Metis, a leading provider of data science skills training for individuals and businesses.

Job Impact and Scope Summary

  • Acquire, develop, and maintain a list of ~100 frontlist and backlist titles in the test prep and admissions categories
  • Report to editorial director, test prep
  • Contribute to the development and direction of test prep and admissions programs based on knowledge of the competitive landscape and evolving retail opportunities
  • Maintain expertise on trends involving standardized tests and educational content delivery
  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure clear brand identities and effective publishing strategies
  • Acquire and edit manuscripts authored by subject matter experts
  • Contract with subject matter experts to review and provide feedback for new and revised projects
  • Negotiate agreements with authors and contributors
  • Partner with digital content and LMS teams to develop online components
  • Collaborate with production, sales, and marketing teams to develop publishing plans and schedules
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of series style and design guidelines
  • Ensure that product metadata is complete, accurate, and created in a timely manner
  • Create and analyze product P&Ls prior to acquisition, and regularly monitor margins to ensure program profitability

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years test prep editorial, reference, or study aids publishing experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytic skills
  • Ability to create and execute against financial and product development plans
  • Ability to contribute both as a leader and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications
  • Must be authorized for employment in the US