Curriculum Copy Editors in Chicago, IL at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 2/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/17/2020

Job Description

Overview

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education/.

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Copyediting/Operations Support Staff for a highly complex and exciting English Language Arts (ELA) digital curriculum development project. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing college and career ready standards for literacy, through the delivery of high-quality curricular resources in a digital environment. The project consists of 9 units per grade level for grades 6-12 (a full year of instruction for each grade). The units include Teacher Facilitation Guides, teacher and student materials, and mini-lessons for students. The overall development period is 18 months, and each development cycle includes tasks related to copyediting, formatting, and quality assurance. These are temporary, part-time positions.  During the interview process, specifics will be provided around timelines for these tasks and specific hours associated with each respective task. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.    

About PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line

PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line works with states, districts, and schools to address a wide spectrum of needs such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews.  Recent project engagements have included the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts Common-Core aligned curriculum for the New York State Education Department, design and delivery of a system of professional learning for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of training and resources to support transition to the college and career standards for the Florida Department of Education.



Responsibilities

  • Copyediting final curriculum products, including Google Docs and Google Slides.
  • Formatting Google Docs and Google Slides in accordance with a pre-defined style guide.
  • Searching online for relevant and appropriate digital assets to complement the curriculum such as videos and images.
  • Transferring and tracking files and curriculum metadata between various systems and platforms.
  • Conducting quality assurance checks on final deliverables.
  • Participating in a highly-collaborative, rapid development process and working in a team environment that includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, and other formative feedback.
  • Ability to meet tight project timelines.
  • Other related duties as requested.


Qualifications

Required Skills/Orientation

  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow.
  • Able to work under tight timelines and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality.
  • Technically proficient with: Google Suite (specifically docs and slides), Microsoft Office, Internet search.
  • Able to quickly pick up and learn new technology platforms with minimal training.

Required/Desired Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in copyediting/proofing/formatting.
  • Attention to detail and familiarity working with style documents/guides.
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design.

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