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Publications - Publications Editing Specialist

Data Recognition Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
Start date
Jul 9, 2024
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.


Summary: This position electronically writes, edits, and proofreads materials using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word to support state assessment projects as part of the in-house Publications team responsible for producing both print and online materials. Editing specialists work individually and as part of a team composed of the Publications supervisor, senior editing specialists, and layout and graphic design specialists. The editing specialist works with the Publications team to ensure that materials developed within the department are produced with 100% accuracy based on client specifications. The ideal candidate will possess a strong ability to read large documents that include tables, charts, graphics, and other visual elements for prolonged periods of time, along with exceptional skills in spelling, grammar, and writing.

Essential Position Responsibilities:
  • Edit both content and layout of a wide range of testing and classroom materials, including test booklets, answer documents, administration manuals, interpretive guides, technical reports, item samplers, and other educational materials
  • Perform various levels of editing, including copyediting, proofreading, cold reads, checking design changes, and word-for-word comparisons
  • Ensure client requests have been met with 100% accuracy to all materials that flow through the editing process
  • Obtain information from project managers and test development specialists regarding the client's product and service needs
  • Confer with team members regarding the design of current projects and workflow procedures
  • Efficiently organize workload independently to ensure project completion and due dates are consistently met
  • Consistently employ critical-thinking and decision-making skills, including the following:
  • make accurate decisions based on available information
  • understand the client's needs and requirements when making decisions
  • know when to use individual judgment versus when to query or confer with team leads and other points of contact
  • logically prioritize work and projects in relation to team-driven schedules and timelines
  • Work successfully in a deadline-driven team environment and perform well during times of increased workload

  • Bachelor's degree in English or literature with emphasis on writing and grammar skills
  • Four years related work experience
  • Deep love of reading and the written word
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and scrupulous review of work
  • Exceptional spelling skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat DC markup, particularly commenting tools
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge)
  • Knowledge of style guides and how to use them, particularly the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance

Essential Job Requirements:
  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Work under supervision and accept and apply feedback
  • Use Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, and necessary graphics programs proficiently
  • Demonstrate proficiency in learning and applying stylistic rules and editorial processes
  • Clearly communicate with team members, project managers, and test development specialists in both written and verbal form
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously and switch gears across multiple projects as needed
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Consistently perform well during times of increased workload
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Perform other duties as needed

Reporting to this position: No direct reports

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8-hour periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor and utilize a keyboard and mouse for up to 8-hour periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary

Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


*Health Insurance
Medical and Dental
*Term Life Insurance/AD&D
*401(k) Plan
*Profit Sharing
*Personal Time Off
*Short Term Disability
*Long Term Disability
*Tuition Reimbursement
*Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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