Developmental Editor - Esri Press

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Looking for an opportunity to help authors tell their story in a clear, concise, and engaging way? Join our Esri Press team and use your skills and the author’s subject matter expertise to play an instrumental role in publishing an accessible and marketable book. Esri Press is the industry standard for delivering quality geospatial learning content. From print to web, we collaborate with authors and internal team members to develop opportunities for new publications. 


  • Work closely with external authors, chapter-by-chapter, to do a deep dive of their text to find incomplete, inconsistent, and repetitive stories and messaging and restructure it into a concise, approachable story, all while retaining the authors voice
  • Work with internal subject matter experts to turn their knowledge into written manuscripts that clearly communicate with the audience
  • Review sample chapters and book proposals to assess writing ability and level of support needed to write the manuscript within scope and on time
  • Make recommendations on how to improve the writing and focus the author
  • Write front matter, back matter, cover copy, and marketing copy
  • Work with the acquisitions team to develop a writing strategy and author writing guidelines


  • 5+ years of publishing experience as a developmental editor
  • Strong level of organization; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to drive on-time, on-budget, high-quality development efforts
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Background in non-fiction, self-help, health, science, or technical editing and writing
  • Bachelor’s in journalism, communications, advertising, business, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with ESL authors
  • Prior experience in the publishing industry
  • Prior experience with Workfront project management software, Microsoft Projects, or similar enterprise project management software

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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