Music Editor


Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), the largest U.S. Catholic publisher
of liturgical music and digital print and worship aids is seeking a full-time Music
Editor in our Music Editorial department. If you have a passion for doing
meaningful work and love making an impact on people’s lives – then we want to
hear from you!

Music Editors prepare music for publication using the music
notation program Finale and must have demonstrated knowledge  of music, music notation and be proficient in
one or more instruments (may be voice).  The
Music Editor consults with various departments including Music Development,
Engraving and Worship Publications, and works directly with composers.   Excellent
communication and organizational skills are key for this position.


Prepare music for publication: plan,
edit, proof, coordinate and communicate effectively with composers and other
internal and external staff members for the following: songbooks, online
publications, choral   octavos, accompaniment books and other projects as
Creatively carry out the vision of the
composer in a detail-oriented manner·        
Ability to manage time and project
tasks to meet deadlines·        
Maintain and support key music data
tools and editing processes·        
Maintain full-time, regular office
hours; attend departmental and company meetings·        
Participate on Music Review Board prior
to publication·        
Work collaboratively with other
editors and departments·        
Assist Customer Service by providing
technical music information to customers and to staff as neededQualifications
and Requirements:·        
Bachelor’s Degree in Music·        
Bilingual (English and Spanish)·        
Strong independent decision-making
skills ·        
Advanced knowledge of music and music
notation software (Finale preferred)·        
Proficiency in one or more instruments
(guitar preferred)·        
Intermediate knowledge of database
programs (Filemaker)·        
Experience (6–12
mos) in a liturgical music program (leadership preferred)·        
Thorough knowledge of music theory
(classical/contemporary/popular genres)·        
Strong sight-reading skills·        
Strong organizational/time management
Excellent interpersonal skills·        
Must be an ideal team
player (·        
Clear, precise, and professional oral
communication skills·        
Strong writing, spelling, and
proofreading skills·        
Successful experience working in a
team-oriented, collaborative environment 

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Located in Portland, Oregon, OCP offers a comprehensive and
generous benefits package that includes free parking, on-site café, employee
recreation room, bike racks, showers and so much more.  We provide competitive wages and a work
environment that promotes a healthy work/life balance. You’ll also enjoy the
opportunity to work with our staff of around 150 talented, creative and caring
individuals. As a not-for-profit with a mission to serve, we make time to
support and serve individuals, ministries and churches in our community. OCP
celebrates 100 years of ministry in 2022. 
Does this sound like the place for you? 

 For full description of position, to learn more about our
excellent benefits, and to apply:  Go to
and select the position you are applying for and follow the prompts to complete
the application process.  Finalists will be asked to take an exam that
evaluates their editing/proofreading skills and liturgical knowledge.  Successful completion of background check,
drug screen and reference checks are a condition of employment.  OCP is an affirmative action employer
providing equal opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, disabled
individuals and other protected groups.  All
encouraged to apply.