Team Lead, Curriculum Editor

Salt Lake City, UT
May 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Team Lead, Curriculum Editor

The curriculum editor is responsible for editing student courses according to WGU standards. The role requires proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing throughout the curriculum development process. The editor collaborates with a team of subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructional designers to ensure a consistent, quality course experience for each student.

The curriculum editor team lead will work closely with the functional editing manager to oversee timelines and team workloads. The team lead will coordinate training efforts and other work with the assessment editor team lead. The team lead will be responsible for new hire and on-going training for curriculum editors. The team lead will maintain a small project workload in order to accommodate the added team lead responsibilities, which may fluctuate, depending on department demands.

Curriculum Editor Job Responsibilities

  • Edits course materials, including proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing during course development
  • Edits according to internal and external style guides
  • Ensures course material adheres to WGU standards
  • Oversees the editing of assigned projects from start to finish as the lead editor
  • Collaborates with development team members to ensure high-quality courses and adherence to timelines
  • Attends project meetings, proactively providing editorial feedback when necessary
  • Assists with team projects, including style guide updates and training
  • Aids in other department projects as necessary

Team Lead Responsibilities

The team lead will assist in the following tasks:

  • Oversees training (new hire and on-going)
  • Assists team members with issues and questions
  • Receives editor requests and helps maintain team workloads
  • Provides feedback to team members to improve quality of work
  • Holds weekly team meetings
  • Ensures maintenance of team documentation
  • Maintains a small project workload, adjusting based on editing needs
  • Represent team to other functional groups as necessary
  • Fills in for the functional manager as necessary

  • Ability to edit, including proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, especially the Track Changes feature
  • Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Project management
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to team members
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, editing, or related field
  • 2 years of editing experience
  • 1 year project management experience
  • Familiarity with course development and editing

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States



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