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Developmental Editor/Content Developer (St. Paul)
Direct Sales Associate, full time (North Mankato, MN)
Live Event Coordinator, $35-45K DOQ (Minneapolis)

Developmental Editor/Content Developer (St. Paul)
February 02, 2019
The Developmental Editor/Content Developer: Digital and Print creates accurate and engaging content for Paradigm Education Solutions in the areas of computer technology, healthcare, business technology, and career readiness. The Developmental Editor is responsible for ensuring the successful, profitable, and timely publication of integrated digital and print educational programs for Paradigm Education Solutions and JIST Publishing by working closely with authors, reviewers, and education and publishing professionals as well as with staff members in the company’s Technology, Editorial, Production, and Marketing departments. For each assigned program, the Developmental Editor is responsible for planning and designing program content and delivery methods to maximize customer satisfaction and market value; for determining optimum product organization, clarity, and accuracy; for collaborating with the Technology and Software development team to create digital components; for working closely with the Production team on editing and design; for maintaining positive author-editor relationships; and for overall program advocacy.

The Developmental Editor/Content Developer will be located in our St. Paul, MN office. Relocation assistance will not be provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Contributes to a digital and print publication plan that ensures the company will meet its strategic and marketing goals
• Collaborates with editorial management to develop objectives, budgets, and schedules for highly successful course-specific digital and print programs, generally including textbook content, interactive online training and assessment resources, and course management materials
• Establishes and maintains clear communication across departments and functional areas, including all stakeholders (internal and external), to ensure that the expectations and goals of those stakeholders are met or exceeded
• Collaborates with management, authors, reviewers, and other stakeholders to design and develop exemplary program components and tracks and manages digital files throughout the development process
• Develops the best editorial strategies to ensure the publication of digital and print program elements that meet or exceed the expectations of program stakeholders and customers
• Analyzes the clarity of manuscript created by content developers and the work of service providers and directs content through the drafting and revision process to meet identified pedagogical goals and market needs
• Researches and analyzes targeted audiences, competitive products, relevant software, and current best practices in education and training to identify optimal formats and methodologies for delivering, developing, and presenting textbook content, pedagogical features, and instructor and student support materials
• Provides guidelines, templates, suggestions, feedback, and other support to authors and other content developers to ensure the development of exemplary program components, including interactive training and assessment resources, print materials, and online content management systems
• Hires and supervises freelance writers, editors, testers, programmers, and other service providers, including negotiating work-for-hire contracts, creating and managing schedules and budgets, providing guidelines, reviewing submissions to ensure adherence to guidelines and to the highest quality standards, and effectively and efficiently resolving issues
• Works with the Marketing department to develop highly effective marketing collateral, including fully digital pieces (such as commercials, software training materials, and websites) as well as copy for digital and print delivery of brochures and catalogs; trains account managers and field representatives in program features
• Designs, commissions, and analyzes detailed product reviews as well as product and market surveys; collaborates with marketing and editorial management to evaluate the results and develop response plans; and implements response plans
• Leads in the development and communication of efficient processes and procedures for accomplishing department, team, and project goals, including documenting and updating process documents and style sheets
• Maintains backlist and performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in English, writing, education, communications, instructional design, journalism, or computer science
• Minimum of five years’ experience editing, writing, or developing manuscripts for digital or print products

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Strong conceptual and analytical skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Outstanding project management skills
• Ability to create effective workflows and coordinate large, complex programs
• Strong work ethic and desire to succeed and grow in the increasingly digital field of educational publishing
• Highly competent in Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Word 2016
• Working knowledge of Microsoft 2013/2016 Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
• Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat tools and PDF workflow
• Familiarity with basic web development and design

Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Minimum of five years’ experience incorporating digital delivery of educational content or training materials with print delivery of same
• Good knowledge of electronic delivery options for educational materials and current digital formats, including Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, D2L, Angle, Canvas, Moodle)
• Experience teaching at the post-secondary level
• Certification in project management
• Familiarity with InDesign, HTML5, ExamView (or other assessment tools), and project management tools

To be considered for this position, you must submit your salary requirements, resume, and cover letter and apply through,, or LinkedIn.

No phone calls please.

Paradigm Education Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities.

Paradigm Education Solutions is committed to providing Equal opportunity to all applicants. In accordance with our policies and federal law, we’re committed to provide reasonable accommodations so if you are a qualified disabled person, a disabled veteran or have other barriers to access our online application system, please contact Human Resources at 651-290-2800 to discuss alternative ways to apply for employment.

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Direct Sales Associate, full time (North Mankato, MN)
January 25, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Direct Sales Associate to join our Sales team.

Capstone combines a passion for helping foster a powerful love of reading and learning with the talent to create award-winning books and media.

In this position, you will be responsible for collaborating and partnering with our outside sales representatives to maintain and increase sales volume in assigned territories. You will be responsible for an overall quota and will develop strategies to help your team of reps achieve their goals. The main responsibilities of the Direct Sales Associate is to schedule and follow up on appointments, create quotes and proposals as needed, develop targeted email campaigns, accurately record outbound calls, activities, and results in SalesForce and support your rep team as needed.

The ideal candidate will have experience in phone sales or sales administration, and experience making outbound calls similar to a telemarketer. Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as sales database software; must be detail oriented; have excellent phone etiquette; be a self-starter; be a good decision maker; possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; and have a positive attitude.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment. Our wages are competitive; we offer training; and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required

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Live Event Coordinator, $35-45K DOQ (Minneapolis)
January 25, 2019
About The Job
As the Live Event Coordinator, you will work to plan and execute successful events in the arts and literary communities. Attention to detail, strong communication skills, and enthusiasm about the organization and literary community will ensure success in this role.

About Button Poetry
Button Publishing is a Minneapolis-based company committed to developing an effective system of production, distribution, and promotion for performance poetry. Button seeks to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for this art form.

What's In It For You?
● Fun Work Environment
● Flexible schedule
● Working in the arts

Duties and Responsibilities
● Plan, coordinate, and manage 1–3 events per month in Twin Cities area
● Communicate with a variety of artists and venues
● Coordinate arrangement of artist travel
● Decide and negotiate honorarium rates for artists
● Manage, schedule, and train dedicated Front of House contractors
● Coordinate with the Production department to schedule a film crew to be as necessary at events
● Responsibly track event financials and accurately input data
● Ensure artists and Live Events staff and contractors get paid in a timely manner
● Ensure event advertisement and mass-mail promotions are properly generated and scheduled
● Generate, schedule, and update Live Event ticketing pages, social media, advertisements, and website with new content on a regular basis
● Create artist itineraries
● Develop and present project and show proposals for current series and new programs
● Develop and present ideas for collaborations across organizations
● Communicate with artists, booking managers, contractors and agents for shows
● Conduct pre/post event evaluations and report on outcomes for select shows
● Design graphics for department social media pages, mass-mailing templates, and flyers
● Research and generate reports on new tools
● Some generalized office clerical work
● Coordinate and prepare for venue walkthroughs with item checklists for production and front of house needs
● Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifying Applicants Will Possess the Following
● 1–3 years experience in managing events
● Previous experience with managing contractors
● Proven record of strong project management skills
● Proven work experience handling multiple projects and priorities at once, managing fast-paced deadlines, and guiding work of project collaborators
● Experience working with numbers and doing data entry
● Excellent written, communication, and customer service skill
● Computer proficiency, including knowledge of database systems, email platforms, social media, presentation software, and online search tools
● Ability to work under pressure with a variety of individuals, artists, booking managers, and staff
● Weekend & Evening Availability
● Reliable Transportation
● Interest in local arts with a preference towards poetry
● Skills: detail-attentive, self-driven, troubleshooting

Preferred Requirements
● Experience with tools such as Facebook Ads Manager, MailChimp, Eventbrite (or other similar ticketing systems), Squareup POS System, Squarespace/Wordpress, Bitly, Excel/Google Sheets, Canva or Adobe Creative Cloud Expectations
● This position is expected to work all Front of House positions at least one time throughout the calendar year, to gain a better understanding of each role and any issues that may exist in the role or current system being used. These roles include merchandise staff, door staff, and show host.

How To Apply
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter with the subject line "Live Event Coordinator" to We'd love to know more about you and why you're interested in this position with Button Publishing!

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