JOB OP: Senior Editor-FPP


Senior FPP Editor

Fire Protection Publications (FPP), the world’s leading publisher of high quality and technically accurate fire and emergency services training materials, is accepting applications for the position of FPP Senior Editor. FPP is an extension of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and is the headquarters of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).

The FPP Senior Editor’s primary responsibility is to manage the project development of fire service training manuals from chapter drafts through final publication. This responsibility includes coordinating the review of draft materials with a committee of subject matter experts; researching, writing, and/or revising original drafts; and selecting and assisting in the creation of photos, artwork, and tables for use in final publication.

FPP Senior Editors must also edit and proof manual text and layout for grammar, spelling, style, organization, completion, and formatting as members of project teams. Editors also work with other departments to assist with the creation of instructional materials, multimedia presentations, marketing materials, and newsletters as requested.

 Editors are expected to assist FPP in the formation of organizational goals and objectives and to seek out professional development opportunities in vocational training, adult education, fire service training, and/or technical writing and editing. The FPP Senior Editor also represents IFSTA and FPP at biannual validation conferences as well as trade shows and other related functions as requested.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in English, Technical or Professional Writing, Fire Science, Fire Service Administration, Public Administration, Occupational or Adult Education.  In addition, this person must have work experience equivalent to either of the following:

Three (3) or more years of related experience involving writing or copy editing of technical and/or instructional materials


One (1) or more years of related experience involving writing or copy editing of technical and/or instructional materials and five (5) years overall experience in the fire service with part of that experience dedicated to training fire and emergency services personnel.

This individual must have excellent written and oral communication skills and have knowledge of grammar and usage, spelling conventions, and the rules of composition for the English language. In addition, he or she should have some skill in project management, be able to conduct research on topics when needed, and manage time effectively. Finally, this individual must be competent in computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Preferred requirments include ten (10) years overall experience in the fire service with three (3) years experience training emergency responders. Experience as a photographer is also a preferred skill as is experience with content mangement systems.

To be considered for the position Senior FPP Editor please apply online at and search for job requisition number 08788.  For assistance contact Oklahoma State University Human Resources 405-744-5373. Position is currently open until filled. Position includes generous medical and life insurance packages as well as excellent retirement and leave programs. Position requires relocation to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

 Applications must include a letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications and a resume, which includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three persons who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s experience and professional abilities.

OklahomaStateUniversity is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to multi-cultural diversity.  OSU participates in E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees pursuant to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.