SpringBoard is the College Board’s English Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum for students in grades 6 – 12. The SpringBoard content development team is seeking a fulltime, paid summer intern to work closely with us on a variety of educational publishing projects over the next several months.
Position: Intern: English Language Arts Editorial Assistant/Content Development Assistant
SpringBoard® is the College Board’s comprehensive print and digital instructional program in English Language Arts and Mathematics for all students in grades 6–12. SpringBoard offers research-based instructional strategies and practices that provide a clear road map forward and helps students take ownership of and accountability for their own learning.
The SpringBoard unit seeks an in intern to work as an Editorial Assistant, supporting the projects of the English Language Arts content development team. The Intern actively supports the development and refinement of ELA curriculum, assessments, and instructional programs for SpringBoard, including both print and digital learning products.
Working under the supervision of the Director of ELA Content Development, the Intern executes an array of tasks including recording content metadata into Excel databases, marking up book PDFs with required changes, relaying files to production vendors, checking changes once they are made, logging corrections, organizing project files, and reporting on project progress. The Intern may also assist with passage and image research, digital product quality assurance, content editing and copyediting, and assessment reviews. Content development projects require an impeccable attention to detail, commitment to product quality, and ability to work to challenging deadlines.
- Work with the ELA Editors and Director to execute product plans, supporting the development of SpringBoard ELA content in both print and digital formats
- Coordinate with vendors who are correcting files to ensure that changes are made as directed; traffic files and track project status
- Make corrections to SpringBoard Digital using the Editorial interface
- Attend project status meetings to report progress as well as workflow and content issues
- Review and approve content through production stages, working directly with editors and vendor
- Create and maintain project documentation, including spreadsheets and the reprints log
- Conduct literature searches; apply for reprint permissions
- Perform review of audio files of literature passages
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education:Completion of coursework toward BA or BS degree required; coursework in English preferred
One to two years of experience in educational publishing or related media
Experience with the conventions of publishing such as style sheets and proofreader’s marks
Experience working in print and digital formats
Related Skills & Other Requirements
Strong interest in educational content for 6–12 students
Strong interest in instructional technology and digital media
Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Demonstrated creative ability and problem solving skills
Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work well as part of a team
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office, including Excel
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InCopy and InDesign)
Ability to learn new processes quickly
- Internship would start would start in early June.
- Duration: (10 week program)
- Location(s): New York City headquarters / select regional offices
- Paid / Fulltime internship
Contact: Send resume and email expressing interest to:
Sarah Balistreri, Director, ELA Content Development