Wolters Kluwer Development Editor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Development Editor

Requisition Number: 17-16939

State: Pennsylvania

City: Philadelphia

Shift: Not Applicable

Job Description: Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH), is a leading global provider, with approximately 2,600 employees in 36 countries worldwide, of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Professionals and students have long relied on Wolters Kluwer Health textbooks, reference products, and journals. Our bibliographic and reference databases, drug information software, point-of-care tools, web-based information systems and online continuing education products also support the delivery of health information via interactive formats.

Wolters Kluwer Health’s, Health Learning, Research & Practice group (HLRP) is a global leader in providing innovative online research solutions and medical and nursing journal publishing solutions for healthcare practitioners, students, and research professionals. HLRP has a presence in 142 countries and adoption by more than 95% of the world’s academic medical institutions. HLRP is known for its two strong brands, Ovid (www.ovid.com) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.lww.com) journals.

The Development Editor is responsible for working with Acquisition Editors (AEs) and (as needed) Digital Product Managers (DPMs) to assess and define book and digital product concepts, proposals and revision plans. Upon approval, the Development Editor will work with associated team members (including the author, subject matter experts, Technology, Production, Design, and the AE/DPM) to develop and deliver high-quality, successful products in print and/or digital formats.

The Development Editor serves as the product expert for assigned products, interfacing with Editorial Operations, Production, Technology, Marketing, Customer Success, Sales, and Online Product (Technical) Support, and supporting their efforts to promote, sell, and support the product.


•Manages the product development cycle (including the handoff to the Editorial Operations team for appropriate projects), for all assigned product deliverables, whether delivered as print, digital, or as a for-sale product or ancillary component.

•Work in conjunction with the Acquisition Editors and with authors, subject matter experts, reviewers, vendors, and/or in-house staff to develop the creation of content (including manuscript, art program, videos, instructional resources, storyboards, wireframes, etc.) as well as the development of print features and digital functionality.

•Collaborate with the Acquisition Editor (or Digital Product Manager), Marketing Manager, and the market (customers, reviewers, etc.) in product planning and evaluation.

•Analyze sample content against the proposal to determine market appropriateness and the ability of authors/SMEs to create and revise content in accordance with the plan.

•Create project budgets and schedules/projects plan in consultation with author/SME, Acquisition Editor, Digital Product Manager, Editorial Operations team, and the Technology team.

•Assist in formulating the Acquisition Editors’/Digital Product Managers’ vision and plan for product development. This may include synthesizing the results of the proposal or revision plan into a concise review analysis.

•Help to define the deliverables and the scope of the product(s), including related resources and appropriate ancillary content, influenced by market feedback and compared to competition.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS:

•College degree (BA/BS) preferred, or related experience required.

•2+ years of editorial publishing experience, preferably for the higher education or healthcare market including:

oExperience analyzing proposal reviews and creating review analysis to aid in the development of an effective plan for the creation of new/revised products

oExpertise in Microsoft Office applications, in particular MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Experience:

•Experience in academic and/or healthcare publishing

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

•Excellent verbal and written communication, prioritization, and time management skills, with knowledge of editing

•Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers

•Awareness of market trends affecting the healthcare setting and competitive issues

•Attention to detail orientation combined with broad conceptual understanding

•Strong interpersonal skills, including interacting in professional/social setting

Travel Requirements:

•Approximately 5 - 10% travel required.

•Travel to conferences or visit authors as necessary to support projects.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771.