Editorial Associate-Bilingual Spanish at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Portsmouth, NH

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Job Requisition ID: 15353

Additional Locations: Portsmouth, NY, Boston, possibly remote

Role Summary

The Fountas & Pinnell Editorial Associate provides a wide range of project support to the editorial team, consisting of ten employees and multiple offsite freelancers. With enough experience, may also manage small projects independently under the guidance of others.


Current and planned projects include:

  • Fountas &Pinnell Classroom 4-6
  • Word Study 5-6
  • Benchmark Assessment System 4e  K-8
  • FPC Shared Reading/Guided Reading books and lessons
  • Streamlined editions of F&P professional books


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist editors with project work including file management, writing/editing, proofreading, cold reads,  markup of PDFs and/or manuscript
  • Coordinate reprint files and attend weekly reprint schedule meetings
  • Research and organize trade book collections, update trade book data
  • Maintain F&P Style Guide
  • Provide direction and guidance to Editorial Assistant and interns
  • Coordinate off-site meetings
  • Attend weekly status meetings, project meetings, and author meetings when needed
  • Consult with colleagues and contribute to other projects when called upon to do so
  • Participate in cross-company initiatives


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism or other related fields
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with writing/editing
  • Prefer someone Bilingual in Spanish


Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline-driven, team environment
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Adobe, Google Docs, and facility with WEBEX/Zoom for remote employees


Physical Requirements

  • On-site work in Portsmouth, NH is required
  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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