Developmental Editor

Requisition ID
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements


Germany SAS


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As a Development Editor, you will be responsible for creating and/or executing project plans associated with publishing activities. 

Your primary responsibilities will include: directing the development of books for the SAS Press series that are assigned to you, managing relationships with authors and internal clients, coordinating reviews for assigned books, editing assigned books. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the marketing efforts for the authoring program and assigned books; recruiting new authors; providing input on book proposals for their appropriateness and potential; and performing other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in a communications, technical, or quantitative field; with:
    • A minimum of two years of experience writing and/or editing technical, scientific, computer software documentation OR a minimum two years of experience in STM book or journal publishing in an editorial role;
    • At least one year of experience independently managing projects, including review processes

Essential Equivalent

  • Associate’s degree, plus 4 years of the stated essential experience; or
  • HS (GED) diploma, plus 6 years of the stated essential experience 


  • Direct experience working with authors in a publishing environment.
  • Fundamental understanding of practices within the publishing industry and processes related to assignments. 
  • Broad understanding of the technical concepts related to using SAS products.
  • Knowledge of SAS products and solutions.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word styling templates and XML content tools.
  • Experience with online and digital publication formats and innovative publication models.
  • Experience with book marketing and using social media to promote technical content.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines successfully.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly.
  • Good problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to quickly understand new technical concepts.
  • Ability to establish credibility and achieve positive impact in customer interactions.
  • Ability to gain win/win resolutions and lead negotiations.
  • May require minimal travel.



Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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