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Test Development - Editor

Data Recognition Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
Start date
Jul 10, 2024
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

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


Summary: This position is responsible for editing, copyediting, and proofreading a variety of test development materials. Editors work individually and as part of a team composed of the senior managing editor, senior editors, editors, associate editors, and/or temporary and contract editors. They work with internal clients and senior editors to plan, organize, and implement work based on established priorities for all phases of the editorial production of standardized test materials in print and/or online formats, as well as technical reports, communication materials, and other documents submitted for review. They oversee and complete editing assignments based on schedules, ensuring that deadlines are met and submitted materials are accurately edited at the editing level requested. They follow appropriate editorial production processes for all assigned materials. They edit and revise submitted materials and, if requested, ensure that all submitted materials meet identified style specifications. They advise internal clients on improving the quality of materials edited and making decisions related to proposed edits.

Essential Position Responsibilities
  • Reviews documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and/or style and format specifications consistent with requested level of editing (substantive, technical/copyediting, or proofreading)
  • Establishes and maintains a high-level working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style ( CMOS ) and its application to the variety of materials submitted for review
  • Plans work according to established priorities and project schedules
  • Provides routine feedback to update team members regarding the implementation and timelines of assigned tasks and/or projects
  • Implements editorial schedules and monitors the status of schedules

Position is remote, work from home.


  • A bachelor's degree in English or literature, linguistics, language studies, or communications
  • Expert level knowledge of CMOS 17
  • Three to five years of editing or copyediting experience and/or test development experience in a business setting
  • Knowledge and experience in editing a wide range of materials of varying complexities in a business or academic setting
  • Superior communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Exceptional knowledge of and appreciation for the rules of grammar and proper usage
  • Experience meeting production deadlines in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, the internet, and email systems

Preferred Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in English or literature, linguistics, language studies, or communications
  • Teaching experience, curriculum development experience, or specialized skills in mathematics or science

Essential Job Requirements
  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Work under supervision and accept feedback from all editorial team members
  • Demonstrate proficiency in learning and applying stylistic rules and editorial processes
  • Demonstrate an ability to edit all types of materials and all content areas including, but not limited to, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
  • Use Microsoft Office proficiently
  • Relate effectively to and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Perform consistently well during times of increased workload
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Perform other duties as needed

Reporting to this position: No direct reports

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor and use a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day

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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