Editor, Open Learning

Thompson Rivers University

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. If the position is still open after that date they will be considered alongside external applicants.

Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type


Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)

The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description


Under the direction of the Associate Director, Curriculum Services, the Editor, Open Learning works within the Curriculum Services team, providing substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading and review of written educational material.


Provides substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, and/or review of written educational material using strong judgment and analysis skills to achieve structural cohesion, flow, readability, and consistency of style and tone that conform to appropriate editorial standards and internal practices.

Provides feedback to writers, course leads, and other stakeholders to enhance presentation of the material.

Edits educational material, being mindful of the learner’s perspective.

Edits educational material to an appropriate standard for the presentation method, whether print or digital.

Ensures that textual copy is grammatically correct.

Ensures the accuracy of information presented by fact-checking, testing URLs, verifying navigation within the learning management system, and confirming consistency of information in related material and documents.

Ensures that third party content has been identified, is being cleared for use, and is referenced appropriately.

Ensures that course components are accounted for and prepared for the course delivery environment.

Maintains accurate and up to date information in departmental databases.

Supports educational initiatives of the Curriculum Development Unit.


Associate Director, Curriculum Services


Grade 12 plus Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. Education, English, Journalism, Communication, Writing)


Three (3) years’ experience in substantive editing of instructional and/or educational material


Demonstrated extensive writing and editing skills, including a sound knowledge of the English language and editing conventions

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with an excellent understanding of language levels and audience, including providing effective queries, and negotiating resolutions of issues

Experience preparing university-level educational materials

Excellent ability to pay close attention to detail and exercise sound judgment

Knowledge of computers and software including Microsoft Word and Excel (including advanced features like MathType or Equation Editor), Outlook email, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress and PressBooks collaborative publishing platforms, as well as database and work-tracking platforms like JIRA and D4P2

Ability to maintain confidentiality of course documents and exams

Ability to use courtesy, tact and diplomacy when dealing with others

Ability to perform effectively under periodic interruptions

Ability to prioritize, organize and manage a variety of complex projects to meet deadlines

Formal training in editing and/or publishing is considered an asset


Long periods of time working at computer

General office conditions

Periodically carrying documents to departments around campus (e.g. Printshop, academic areas) of weights up to 5 kg

The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

Pay Band

CUPE Grade 09 $31.19

Salary rate

This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.


Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed


Organizational Unit

Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Career website.

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