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Victory Productions continues to develop its select database of highly experienced editorial and publishing professionals. For many projects, we call on our extensive network of freelance specialists—writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, compositors, photographers, illustrators—to assemble the right team to match the content needs of each job.

We are always looking for freelancers in graphic design, page composition, illustration, writing, and editing. We are also currently accepting résumés for the positions below.

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  • Project Operations Manager

    Company Overview

    Victory Productions was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Twelve years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to fruition.

    Position Summary

    Onsite position based in Worcester, MA.

    We are looking for an experienced Project Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in project management with proven skills in setting up, implementing, and accomplishing projects as well as relevant experience in the publishing industry. He or she will have previously been responsible for managing complex, multifaceted projects as well as multiple smaller projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, team building, communication, and technology skills as well as a high level of proficiency in creating, maintaining, and overseeing detailed schedules and budgets. Please submit your resume to recruitment@victory.com.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Project Operations Manager’s ultimate responsibility is ensuring that all of Victory’s projects are run smoothly, efficiently and productively, and that they are completed on time, within budget, to the satisfaction or our clients, while achieving a profit.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    1. Oversees the work of all project coordinators with the goal of structuring all job assignments and workflows for maximum efficiency.
    2. Provides leadership and management direction to the project coordinators , mentoring and training them to enhance their individual skills, their project coordination capabilities, and their overall growth and development.
    3. Runs projects personally, as needed.
    4. Works closely and collaboratively with all other heads of Victory’s Operations team (Editorial Directors, Design and Production Directors, Director of Technology) to ensure that projects are optimally organized, monitored and completed.
    5. Attends the daily Operations meeting and notes the progress of each potential project in order to predict future staffing needs and unique requirements or special needs.
    6. Studies all Cost and Bid Forms and bid submissions to acquire a working knowledge of projects and how these will be executed to achieve a profit. Reviews the Final Bid Won and the contract/SOW in order to prepare Job in Progress (JIP) documents for each new project.
    7. Ensures records of each project are kept up to date and monitors each project for red flags that could impact profitability.
    8. Works with all Operations heads to recruit, interview and train the necessary and appropriate personnel for each project.
    9. Supervises a complete and thorough review of each project after its completion to assess results and profitability. Ensures that each internal and external person who contributed to the project is rated on the basis efficiency, timeliness and quality, and determines the overall project’s profitability.

    Qualifications

    Required
    • A good understanding of the general publishing process – both digital and print - including editorial, graphic services, copyediting & proofreading, and technology.
    • Financial acumen and budgetary experience.
    • A Bachelor's degree in English, Communication Studies, Journalism, Education, or a related field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for degree.
    • Substantial project management experience in educational publishing or a similar field.
    • Exhibits a positive, “can do” attitude at all times and works collaboratively with colleagues to troubleshoot, problem solve, and brainstorm whenever necessary.
    • Communicates clearly and effectively at all times in verbal and written form with both colleagues and clients. Listens actively and attentively as appropriate with both colleagues and clients.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Three or more years of successful team management experience.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software and ability to quickly learn Victory’s own relational databases utilizing FileMaker.
    Preferred
    • High level of soft skills with a proven record of being a team player, getting along with others, as well as the ability to work independently.
    • Superior skill level with Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and project management software.
    • Three years of editorial or copyediting/proofreading experience.

    Compensation

    • Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience. Please submit desired salary range.
    • Health and 401k Plans

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated medias and technologies like eBooks, videos, print, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the US.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBook Textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track standards as early as 2004.
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms.

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks Textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, Web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products, modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide the full array of publishing services from the conception, creation and marketing for emerging educational products and technologies. Come be a part of our team!

    Submit: Cover letter and résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: August 2016

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  • Business Development

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development, design and composition company that worked for a major educational publisher in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago, the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by advancing the limits of technology in education. In doing so, it began producing a rich array of award-winning mobile, and online digital products. In the last five years, Victory has earned a stellar reputation within the educational publishing industry and is noted for its excellence in high stakes assessment.

    Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with agile project management methodologies. Victory’s cutting-edge creativity and collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients bring inspired products to fruition.

    Position Summary

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    If you are an experienced business development/sales professional who is also passionate advocate of quality educational materials, this could be a great role for you. We're seeking a creative business development person who loves contacting and meeting clients and potential clients, would be excited to find ways that Victory can help clients achieve their objectives, and can develop relationships and move them forward into ongoing partnerships. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    • Find sales opportunities by emailing, calling, prospecting, and following up with all sales leads and potential customers assigned, as well as contacts of your own.
    • Research potential business opportunities and clients to better understand their needs and what Victory can do for them.
    • Be able to understand the full scope of Victory's capabilities and able to imaginatively spot opportunities where Victory can meet the needs of a potential client.
    • Successfully move through the sales cycle, working with sales reps, marketing and the Proposals Manager as needed to obtain the potential client's business.
    • Maintain current, accurate and complete records on all prospect and customer interactions in which he or she participates in our relational database.
    • Keep up to date on industry trends, Victory's resources, technology, and marketing efforts, as well as competitors and competitor offerings.
    • Travel to attend conventions and meetings at customer sites when needed.

    Internal Relations

    Management

    Initially reports to the Chief of Administration.

    Interaction

    Interacts with clients, potential clients, other sales and marketing staff, the proposal manager, and various company directors and senior management.

    Qualifications

    • Has a grasp of the general publishing process, including editorial, graphic services, copyediting and proofreading, and technology.
    • Excellent written, and verbal communication skills. Able to conduct successful presentations and apply persuasion techniques to increase customer interest resulting in sales.
    • At least two years of successful experience in a similar function, preferably in the K-12 educational publishing space.
    • Proficiency in MS Office programs and the ability to quickly learn Victory's own relational database. Experience with Mac computers would be helpful.
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Technology, Communication, Education, or a related field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for degree.
    • Contacts of your own at large educational publishing companies are a big plus.
    • Able to travel up to 25% to attend conferences and client meetings when needed.

    How Victory Productions is Different

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, videos, print, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research and implementation of innovative Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the re-thinking of education in the United States.

    For more information and the company’s “industry firsts,” visit the web site at: www.victoryprd.com.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBook textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, Web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program. Come be a part of Victory’s team!

    Submit: Cover letter and résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: October 2016

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  • Senior Editor (Science)

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company which partnered with major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by digital technology and began producing dozens of varied online products. In the last five years Victory has been noted for its excellence in high stakes assessment testing and production tools. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to national and international educators and classrooms.

    Position Summary

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    Victory Productions is seeking an experienced and creative Senior Editor with a strong background in Science Content Development and assessment at the K-12 level. The candidate must be fluent in the latest science educational trends and practices. Please submit resumes to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Editor is responsible for the content and quality of all assigned projects, as well as the editors under his or her supervision. The editor will edit, revise, and/or rewrite all material, ensuring that the content is:

    • accurate and age-appropriate;
    • meets all desired instructional objectives;
    • aligns with all state and/or national standards, and
    • meets all client guidelines, schedules and expectations.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    1. Serves as the editorial content lead on projects, responsible for overseeing these projects through the various editorial development states and supervising in-house editorial staff and/or freelance teams.
    2. Ensures by the editing/revising/rewriting of all assigned manuscripts, proofs, art, and other developed material that the content is both accurate and age- and audience-appropriate; that it meets the desired instructional objectives and readability guidelines; that it aligns with any local, state, or national standards, and that it meets all client guidelines, specifications and expectations.
    3. Studies all prototypes, guidelines, checklists, and style manuals in order to understand the requirements for a project and to be able to monitor and critique the work of editors and freelance writers; participates as necessary in the preparation or revision of such materials.
    4. Meets all internal and external schedule deadlines and milestones for each project.
    5. Attends content-related project meetings when required, both internally within Victory and externally with clients, and contributes any relevant information about content, schedule, and issues to be resolved. Works collaboratively with colleagues in the same or other departments to complete projects on time and according to specifications.
    6. Helps to develop the skills of editors and freelance writers supervised through mentoring and appropriate feedback.
    7. Continues professional growth by seeking and acting on performance feedback, extending specific content knowledge and becoming familiar with instructional issues and current pedagogical trends.

    Internal Relationships

    Management
    • Reports to the Editorial Director
    • Supervises Editors, Editorial Assistants, freelancers, etc., on a project-by-project basis
    Interactions
    • Interacts with project coordinators, editors, freelancers, quality control staff, and clients.

    Qualifications

    Required
    1. Demonstrates a strong, specialized understanding of science content development at the K-12 level, including up-to-date knowledge of science educational trends and practices, such as a familiarity with the new Next Generation Science Standards - understands their structure; intent; philosophy (perhaps as part of the writing team or state review process).
    2. Five or more years of experience editing science materials at the K-12 level. Ideally, has experience with science curriculum development at the state or district level.
    3. Familiar with technology applications and web based science resource creation (like digital content creation).
    4. Understands assessment - design, parameters; application.
    5. Three or more years of successful experience managing others in a similar capacity.
    6. A highly experienced grasp of the general publishing process, including editorial, graphic services, copyediting and proofreading, and technology.
    7. Degree in Science, Mathematics, Technology, or a related field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for such a degree. MS or PhD preferred.
    8. A positive, “can do” attitude at all times and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and brainstorm whenever necessary.
    9. Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as active and attentive listening skills.
    10. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software, and an ability to quickly learn Victory’s own relational databases (FileMaker).
    11. Has classroom teaching experience, ideally in middle school.
    12. Is familiar with the engineering/ design process and its relationship to levels of science inquiry.

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, videos, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the United States.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBooks textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program.

    Come be a part of Victory’s team!

    Submit: Résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: November 2016

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  • Editorial Director (STEM)

    COMPANY OVERVIEW

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development, design and composition company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Twelve years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by the technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. In the last seven years Victory has also become noted for excellence in high stakes assessment. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to fruition.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    We are looking for an accomplished editorial director with a very strong content background in math and science as well as solid management experience. He or she will have previously been in charge of at least a small math and/or science department involving the supervision of various levels of editorial staff. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, team building, communications and technology skills. His or her ultimate responsibility is ensuring that the highest degree of editorial quality is achieved for all math and science projects and that they are completed on time and within budget. Please submit resumes to recruitment@victoryprd.com.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    1. Directs all math and science editorial work for Victory’s English Editorial Division by overseeing and supervising these projects through the various development stages.
    2. Acts as Victory’s main math and science editorial liaison with clients.
    3. Ensures that all math and science content development work satisfies the client’s quality expectations and requirements.
    4. Demonstrates and strong, specialized understanding of math and science content development at the K-13 level, including up-to-date knowledge of educational trends and practices.
    5. Monitors editorial staffing and resource needs and works with the project coordination team and Human Resources to recruit, interview, and train the necessary and appropriate personnel for each project.
    6. Works closely with the content lead for each math and science editorial project to produce a detailed final staffing plan, including specific in-house/freelance resources and costs, for that project.
    7. Collaborates as necessary with the content lead and the project coordinator for each math and science editorial project to ensure all staffing and assignments match the required schedules and workflows to ensure all work can be done on time and within budget.
    8. Assists the Executive Director, Sales Representatives and Proposals Coordinator in determining/estimating editorial costs for all new job bids and proposals.
    9. Works with senior management to establish performance metrics for all math and science editorial staff.
    10. Mentors all math and science editorial staff to enhance both their individual skills and their growth potential.
    11. Evaluates the performance of all math and science editorial staff and participates in a written performance review for each of them on an annual basis.
    12. Liaises as necessary with the Sales and Marketing Division to assist in making sales presentations, attending educational conferences, and developing marketing materials.

    INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

    Management
    • Reports to the Executive Director; supervises all math and science departmental staff.
    Interactions
    • Interacts with project coordinators, editors, freelancers, quality control, production, marketing and sales staff, Human Resources, and senior management. Also interacts with clients, potential clients, and vendors as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required
    • 10+ years of editorial experience in educational publishing, including managerial experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in math or science.
    • Communicates clearly and effectively at all times in verbal and written form with both employees and clients.
    • Listens actively and attentively as appropriate with both employees and clients.
    • Exhibits a positive, “can do” attitude at all times and works collaboratively with his/her colleagues to troubleshoot, problem solve, and brainstorm whenever necessary.
    • Teaching experience at the K-12 level (preferable but not essential).
    • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Financial acumen and budgetary experience.
    • Willingness and ability to travel.

    COMPENSATION

    • Salary Range depending on experience.
    • Health and 401k Plans

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, videos, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the United States.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBooks textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, Web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program. Come be a part of Victory’s team!

    Submit: Cover letter and résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: November 2016

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