Leads the acquisition and development of published materials that support effective Hawaiian cultural-based education, sustained cultural vibrancy, and overall Hawaiian well-being. Facilitates design processes and editorial workflows that leverage and/or create high quality, culturally rich content for use in formal and informal educational settings by a variety of target audiences. Collaborates with fellow Kamehameha Publishing staff and other internal and external stakeholders and vendors as needed to support production and distribution of published resources in print and digital media. Works closely with Publishing Director, Managing Editor and other Kealaiwikuamo'o colleagues to cultivate relationships with content providers (e.g., authors, artists, curriculum developers) and community partners (e.g., Kanaeokana schools, DOE, university partnerships and professional organizations).
Project Portfolio Development and Management
In collaboration with Publishing Director and Editorial Advisory Group, leads the development of a robust publication project portfolio that supports broad resource needs in an identified subject area, category or publication track. Cultivates relationships with potential authors, artists, and other content developers and publication partners to acquire manuscript submissions and projects proposals. Facilitates review and assessment of submissions and project proposals by identifying and engaging appropriate subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure quality, integrity, appropriateness for intended audience, and overall suitability for publication. Develops publication project objectives, scope, risk mitigation, high-level timelines, project milestones and detailed work plans in collaboration with Managing Editor. Co-facilitates periodic reviews of the publication project portfolio, its deliverables and related timelines with Publishing Director, Editorial Advisory Group, and other stakeholders.
Leads design discussions and planning for new and original publications and resource materials from concept ideation, through content development and editorial review, into final production. Identifies and engages appropriate stakeholders and content creators—including authors, artists, educators, researchers and other developers—to execute on product design. Guides development to ensure high quality deliverables that are well crafted and appropriate to target audience. Identifies potential risks associated with product design and attempts to mitigate those by proactively identifying problems and critically evaluating solution pathways. Where appropriate, identifies contexts for piloting of content and utilizes effective and efficient piloting and evaluation methods.
Editorial and Production
Facilitates and executes editorial work in both English and 'olelo Hawai'i through all content development stages for projects in publication portfolio including:
Developmental editing: Coordinating and editing a project from proposal or rough manuscript to final manuscript, negotiating changes and incorporating input from authors and other collaborators.
Structural editing: Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.
Stylistic editing: Clarifying the meaning, minimizing jargon, smoothing language and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing, including checking or correcting reading level; creating or recasting non-text elements to be included in the project (e.g., illustrations, tables); negotiating with the author.
Rewriting: Creating a new manuscript or parts of a manuscript on the basis of content and research supplied by an author, including some research and writing of original material.
Copyediting: Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; placement of non-text elements within the text layout.
Fact checking and referencing: Checking accuracy of facts and/or quotes by reference to original sources used by author and/or from other sources.
Development of front matter, back matter, indexes, cover copy, and copy for marketing and promotional needs.
Works with Managing Editor to engage external editorial, graphic design, and production contractors as needed. Provides feedback and guidance through production and graphic design phases of project development. Reviews comps and proofs through final production.
Collaboratively develops and monitors project budgets and allocation with Managing Editor and Director. Provides project status updates to publishing team, leadership and other stakeholders as needed. Actively utilizes available title database and project management solution (i.e., Firebrand’s Title Management) to track and communicate project status and progress. Creates and manages associated title metadata for publication projects in portfolio.
Minimum Qualifications - An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the requirements listed.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Hawaiian language or other area related to Hawaiian Studies, English, writing and/or publishing.
Minimum 4 years of post-secondary Hawaiian language training (or demonstrated fluency in written and oral communication in 'olelo Hawai'i).
Minimum 5 years of teaching experience, or a demonstrated familiarity with educational settings and a clear understanding of sound pedagogical practices.
Experience in working with, or other association with, educational entities focused on Hawaiian culture-based education.
Knowledge of and experience with designing and assessing standards based curriculum and the integration of culture and curriculum (e.g., lessons, units).
Experience in designing instructional resources to support standards achievement and Hawaiian culture-based education.
Demonstrated ability to produce high quality writing in both English and 'olelo Hawai'i.
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders via face-to-face interactions, electronic and web based communications.
Ability to facilitate small and large group work sessions.
Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to take appropriate initiative.
Skilled in working with various constituent groups (e.g., KS Tri-Campus, Kuamahi, Hawaiian-focused Charter Schools, and other Hawaiian educational organizations).
Work flexible, and at times, long hours as necessary and be able to travel frequently.
Familiarity with word processor and software/programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite)
Experience working in collaborative teams to achieve desired outcomes and milestones.
Ability to be adaptive and shift with job demands and conditions.
Must be able to work independently and manage time and work to meet deliverables and outcomes.
Ability to methodically plan, execute and control moderate to high-risk/prioritized initiatives. Able to manage project scope, quality, cost and schedule to predetermined constraints.
Graduate degree in Education, Hawaiian language or other area related to Hawaiian Studies, English or other area related to writing and/or publishing.
Formal experience in working with editorial styles, writing techniques, and editorial processes.
Experience in publishing, especially for the educational market.
A demonstrated network of relationships with Native Hawaiian cultural, educational, and political leaders.
Experience in working with Native Hawaiian-serving organizations.
Frequently sits, perform desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear.
Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully.
This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.
Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.
Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.