Editorial Director, Ramsey Press

Content Nashville, Tennessee


Description

On-Site Work Only: Franklin, TN - Flex Hours Options Available
Relocation Assistance Available
 

Ramsey Solutions is looking for a highly skilled Editorial Director to help create original content alongside our national bestselling personalities - Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, John Delony, Ken Coleman, George Kamel and Jade Warshaw - that drives $2M-$3M in revenue every year. If you love creating great books that have a lasting impact, this role is for you!

Team You’ll Grow With: Ramsey Press (publishing arm of Ramsey Solutions) - we exist to provide transformational content that is practical and inspirational!

Product You’ll Focus On: Our books on money, relationships, leadership and personal development provide hope to people in every walk of life.

What You’ll Do:
  • Work with our Ramsey Personalities to develop life-changing books that consistently hit national bestseller lists.
  • Finalize error-free content regarding CMS and Ramsey Solutions style guidelines, typographical errors, grammatical accuracy, and readability.
  • Contribute to ideation during discovery meetings and help shape the editorial flow for each book.
  • Attend writing meetings and coach collaborative writers, helping them learn the Ramsey way of making books.
  • Review early drafts of chapters from personalities and collaborative writers and provide feedback.
  • Copyedit book manuscripts or manage copy editors, collating editing onto master document for typesetter.
  • Perform the developmental edit for all books and incorporate stakeholder feedback.
  • Be an advocate for the content, ensuring consistency of voice and message, by reviewing copyediting marks and overseeing typesetting and proofreading as well as contributing to title brainstorming and marketing messaging.
  • Write sales copy, galley copy, and dust jacket copy.
  • Responsible for galley production.
  • Communicate deadlines and project updates to the department leader and Publishing leader.
  • Participate in project planning and scheduled meetings.

What You’ll Need:

  • 10-15 years of book editing experience in a professional publishing house setting.
  • Deep familiarity with the publishing and editorial process from start to finish—and a willingness to unlearn a lot of what you know.
  • A care about creating exceptional transformational content as well as the craft of delivering it well.
  • An adeptness and appreciation for working collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and problem-solving throughout the book process.
  • Proficiency in editing on paper with standard editing marks and electronically with Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature (familiarity with Adobe InCopy is a plus).
  • Highly familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) and/or AP Style, and provides a thorough, detailed review of all manuscripts prior to publication.
  • Healthy sense of humor is essential.

$80,000 - $105,000/year* + profit sharing + benefits

*Range depends on level of skill and overall experience  

We’re on a mission to change lives. Join the crusade! Apply now.

EOE, including disability/vets