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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Test Editor

Job ID:  RAC20170805-00436  
Test Editor

To copyedit and proofread all College Board assessments and assessment support materials using College Board’s test development style guide and other relevant style guides to update, correct, and ensure overall consistency and editorial integrity.


  • Copyedits assessments , support materials, test-related communications, and other test development publications to align content with assessment stylistic guidelines, including checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, word usage, lingering issues of  internal consistency, trademarks and copyrights, and  fact-checking.  Fully accountable for editorial quality and accuracy of all reviewed publications and marketing material.
  • Act as expert resource on all editorial matters, collaborating with AD&D staff and program sponsors within the organization to provide expert recommendations on all issues related to editorial style.
  • Monitors workflow and prioritizes projects, informing Director of any scheduling issues or project conflicts.
  • Work with Director to create and maintain a consistent house style for assessments delivered on paper and digitally. Requires in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. Familiarity with The Associated Press Stylebook and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is a plus.
  • Responsible for proofreading assessment and support publications that need cross-checking, integration, content checking in adherence to College Board elements and general publishing elements (such as for copyright and trademark violations, ISBN, Library of Congress, item numbers, mission statement, CBO line, postal regs), consistency within and across a multitude of CB programs, and judgment calls. Must make changes/recommendations that adhere to procedural guidelines and format consistency (according to assessment style guide).
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to copyediting, including modifying and rewriting text and editing copy to conform to a high-level grammatical standard as outlined by the CB with content acceptable to a particular program, including punctuation, mechanics, and style; making text conform to the style of the publication as well as to the style/content of the program and CB overall; applying familiarity of several style guides and publishing procedures to work; and understanding/applying proofreading and copyediting symbols. 
  • Performs project management tasks that include: establishing timelines and coordinating program components with other departments/divisions/consultants. Must adhere to deadlines that are established through mutual agreement between copyeditor and supervisor, with copyeditor estimating time on project and level of work. Must make judgment calls on content and style issues independently to bring publications to deadline.
  • Acts as an internal consultant to College Board staff in pertinent area of responsibility.

Internal Contacts:

  • Maintains regular contact with staff in own and other departments with the purpose of coordinating schedules and tasks, including ADD assessment managers and program staff.

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred; four or more years of directly related work experience.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Specialized, proven proofreading and editing ability with complete knowledge of proofreading and copyediting symbols and general publishing/publications standards and practices.
  • Preferred experience in editing assessments and support materials.
  • Specialized, comprehensive knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Thorough knowledge of editing PDFs and Microsoft Word.
  • Adept at editing and working in a variety of content and technical platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set priorities and attain goals
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement and a commitment to professional development and training.

  • If you are interested in joining the College Board in this position and you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to apply by submitting your resume and a brief, introductory cover letter through our Careers page at  The posting is listed under the Finance job category.

  • The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®.

  • The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Desired Travel None
Areas of Expertise Editorial
Highest Level of Education Master's Degree
Job Type Full Time
Location Iowa City, IA
Years of Relevant Experience 6-9

Content Marketing Manager / Technical Writer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Leading global nutritional health company Diamond V seeks a talented marketing communications professional with experience in writing, editing, and developing science-based, consumer-friendly
technical content for the food, health, or agriculture industries. The ideal candidate for our Cedar Rapids, Iowa based Content Marketing Manager / Technical Writer position has a BS or advanced
degree and 8-10 years in editorial and marketing content creation in the feed, food, animal health, or human dietary health industries. Visit


Responsible for creating, editing, updating customer-facing technical
documentation and accountable for all content marketing initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to help drive sales, engagement, retention, and positive customer experience.


1. Education – BA/MA (BS/MS) degree in journalism, scientific or technical writing, or communications
2. Tenure – Minimum 8-10 years in editorial and marketing content creation for publishing, commercial or marketing organizations, well-versed in the feed, food, or animal health or human dietary health industries
3. Digital Marketing -- Experienced in SEO best practices, online marketing, social media, digital journalism, and content syndication (third party sites)


Responsible for connecting existing Diamond V expertise in animal nutrition, animal health, and food safety to the food industry and consumer markets. Expert in all things related to content creation
(content people actually want) and channel optimization (sharing content on channels they use), brand consistency, segmentation, analytics, and meaningful measurement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•Define content marketing strategic vision for Diamond V
•Create high-quality, easy-to-understand content appropriate for intended audience
•Write/edit/update all customer-facing technical support documentation
•Be accountable for all content marketing initiatives to drive traffic, engagement, and customer retention
•Collaborate across function species groups to deliver effective content marketing strategy and editorial plan
•Use publisher mindset to create the content our audience is looking for then optimize path to conversion
•Develop and partner with "key influencers" media contacts, including editors, columnists, and bloggers influential in food industry and consumer food and health markets
•Manage digital channels including Diamond V Knowledge Hub blog and key social media engines
•Establish and execute content calendar with both evergreen and seasonal stories
•Analyze performance and quantify value for Diamond V in terms of knowledge acquisition, engagement, and loyalty
•Provide one-on-one and group training seminars to sales and executive teams on how to leverage social media with key influencers to support the selling process
•Integration of content programs with brand campaigns to drive demand
•Take on other duties that may be assigned as needed

•Assigned projects that reflect quality and are completed according to deadline
•Development of effective working relationships with others in the company through communication, cooperation, and team effort
•Prompt and effective service response to both internal and external customers
•Soundness of operational decisions
•Demonstration of Diamond V Core Values


•Reports directly to the Public Relations & Strategic Communications Manager
•Works in association with other Diamond V Corporate Marketing staff.
•Works in cooperative association with all sales, technical, and support personnel

Education, Experience and Skills:

•BA/MA or BS/MS degree in Communications or related discipline
•Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at a local, national, and global level
•Strong relationships with local and national business, agricultural industry, or consumer healthmedia outlets
•Comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
•Exceptional writing and editing skills, especially in adapting scientific or technical content onnutrition and health for business and consumer media
•Solid experience with social media channels, including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
•Demonstrated ability to optimize performance of co-workers (without authority) while fostering
strong working relationships
•Communication skills, including demonstrated capability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
•Proven ability to complete projects in a timely manner with appropriate direction
•Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a multi-cultural and multifaceted organization
•Capacity to represent the Company in a professional manner at industry activities and in consumeroriented venues
•Capability to respect and maintain the integrity of highly confidential business information
•Flexibility and service orientation in dealing with a wide variety of demands and changes in the scope of responsibilities of the position

Travel Requirements:
•20% of the time
•Travel by automobile and airplane is required
•Must be able to travel with a valid passport

Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements:
This position requires the ability to use audio and visual equipment and a personal computer (word processing, spreadsheets, database management, etc.). Walking and standing are required. Duties require depth perception and color vision. Fine finger movement and hand movement is required for picking, pinching, typing, filing, grasping and feeling. Talking, hearing, reading, and writing are required.

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