Workbook Editor (Temp)

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Who we are:

MasterClass is transforming online education by enabling anyone in the world to learn from the very best.  We are deconstructing what makes an actor able to cry on demand, how an athlete defies gravity, and what it takes to write a bestseller.  Our online learning content is available to students anywhere anytime, which supports our mission to ignite the greatness in others.

We are a quickly growing VC-funded startup based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Los Angeles.  We have created online classes taught by famous masters— Gordon Ramsay, Serena Williams, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sara Blakely, David Sedaris, Bobbi Brown, Timbaland, Anna Wintour and many more to come.

Since launching in 2015, we have been growing our team. Apply now to find out more about what we are doing behind the scenes.

About This Role:

We are looking for a seasoned editor to join our Publishing team to edit class workbooks and help shape the editorial vision for supplemental class materials. The Workbooks Editor must demonstrate excellent editorial judgment while collaborating with the broader editorial team in producing assigned workbook projects. 

What We’re Looking For:

  • Excellent editorial judgment
  • Expert-level project management skills
  • Willingness to drive into new subject areas and become an expert -- never ending curiosity
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently

Responsibilities:

  • Developmental and copy editing of all assigned workbook manuscripts
  • Develop and maintain style guide for workbooks
  • Collaborate with Motion Graphics team on content for workbook and in-class graphics
  • Assist Deputy Editor with the following:
    • Defining scope and vision for the workbook
    • Sourcing, contracting, and managing writers
    • Setting and maintaining production calendars
    • Managing proofreader edits/workflow on in-class copy
    • Providing design inputs and suggestions to design team 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of editorial experience at a premium media company
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and InCopy a plus (but not required)
  • Developmental experience with longform content
  • Ability to commission a variety of writers

General Requirements:

  • Excited to work with a small interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Work full-time in our Los Angeles office
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

At MasterClass, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, MasterClass will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.

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Location

MasterClass is located in the SOMA district of San Francsico. We are located between 3rd and 4th street with tons of public transportation nearby.

What are MasterClass Perks + Benefits

MasterClass Benefits Overview

MasterClass proudly offers comprehensive benefits that are meaningful for our team’s health and well-being and will ensure that they can show up as their best selves at work. The benefits listed on BuiltIn are for Regular/Full-Time Employees. The benefits outlined below are representative of what is offered to Regular Full-Time Employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Volunteer Day perk is available to encourage giving back within our communities and to inspire empathy and understanding for others.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $1200 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
MasterClass covers 100% for eligible employees and 50% for dependents.
Vision Benefits
MasterClass covers 100% for eligible employees and 50% for dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
MasterClass covers 100% for eligible employees and 50% for dependents.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
MasterClass offers a $600 annual wellness stipend to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Benefits
MasterClass offers Spring Health, a quick, convenient, 100% confidential mental health solution led by licensed care navigators.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We have 4-year vesting, with a 25% cliff after year 1, then monthly vesting after that.
Match charitable contributions
Each year MasterClass will match up to $1k in donations our employees make to a broader set of approved organizations.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. MasterClass also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $5,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 32 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
We offer a flexible paid sick day policy.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
MasterClass hosts company-wide outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
MasterClass has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle plus so much more.
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday. During Covid, MasterClass offers a $120 monthly stipend for snacks and lunch.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
MasterClass offers relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
MasterClass offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget or $1,500 for training.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
MasterClass hosts lunch and learn meetings approximately once per month.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annualy for continuing education.
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