Employment at WGU

Editor (Academic Programs)

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Job Category: Staff, full-time (in office)

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

Position Summary

An editor for Academic Programs is responsible for editing course materials (curriculum or assessments) according to WGU standards. The role requires proofreading, copy-editing, and substantive editing throughout the course development process. The editor collaborates with a team of content and development experts to ensure a consistent, quality course experience for each student. 

Job Responsibilities

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


Required Skills

Required Skills

  • Ability to edit, including proofreading, copy-editing, and substantive editing skills
  • Proficiency 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
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once 

Required Experience

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, editing, or related field
  • 2 years of editing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience editing curriculum or assessments preferred

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