Freelance Editorial Project Manager (Higher Education)

  • Writing & Editing
  • Full time
  • 2 years ago

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience 5+ years
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    Location Restrictions USA only

Job Description

Lumina is seeking a talented and experienced project manager to oversee content creation projects within various disciplines. The project manager (PM) will manage the creation and/or revision of content (i.e. assessments, Instructor Manuals, Solutions Manuals, PowerPoints, Test Banks, etc.). PM responsibilities for a typical product include:

  • Working within Lumina and publisher systems to traffic/monitor work and schedules.
  • Creating and managing the entire development schedule, ensuring that all components stay on track to meet final due dates.
  • Following predefined project management methodology for planning, tracking, and measuring project metrics
  • Working with and managing subject matter expert(s) assigned to author and review content. Most correspondence can done by email, but occasional phone calls will be needed.
  • Creating contracts for all subject matter experts assigned to a given project and reviewing and approving invoices.
  • Tracking all project specific costs to ensure client’s budget remains on track.
  • Reviewing all content (per provided checklists) as it is completed to ensure it adheres to publisher expectations.
  • Reviewing all content for overall quality; working with writer, editors, etc. to make revisions as needed.
  • Working with the publisher contact—sending weekly status reports, attending status meetings, and/or being available for phone calls should questions/issues arise.
  • Ensuring the overall timeliness and quality of all deliverables.


  • 5 or more years of project management and/or content development experience within higher education publishing. (Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both development/content editing and project management tasks.)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to learn new digital systems quickly
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Available during normal business hours

Interested parties should email resume and cover letter to, with “Editorial Project Manager (Higher Education)” in the subject line.

Please note that this position must be based in the United States.


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