Summary:This position is responsible for editing School/Library and classroom product, from substantive editing to proofing, with a 75%-85% editorial title load. Works with designers, production designers, and photo researchers to ensure on-time delivery of content. Works with product planning team to research, propose, and maintain an effective paperback/classroom planning strategy. Uses category expertise in classroom and school/library to assist seasonal list planning.
Substantively edits assigned books. Work includes communicating fully and frequently with authors to get the best possible revisions; research, rewriting, fact checking, and copyediting; create indexes and other content to structured files for digital and print delivery; compile photo wish lists and supply to photo research timely; and find consultants.
Monitor assigned books’ schedules throughout the editing process to ensure books go to production on time.
Work with designers to review, request changes to, and approve photos and illustrations.
When appropriate, communicate with production designers on book’s content and vision. Supply all needed front and back matter and review layouts and captions timely. When appropriate, supply original caption content.
Offer critical feedback on book proposals, crossreads, etc. as needed.
Draft cover copy and flap copy for other editors’ titles as well as own.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with product planning team and others such as packaged product team to help develop, present, and execute effective S/L and classroom product plans.
Develop and maintain category expertise in core markets, including classroom and paperback channels.
Keep abreast of the curriculum, school/library, and digital markets in all relevant areas, as well as trends, publishing programs, awards, and starred reviews among the competition, including cultivating relationships with educational personnel.
Execute outreach to customers and sales reps for feedback on seasonal lists.
Participate in other relevant events for product planning.
Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required, including market and curricular research.
1-3 years experience in publishing
Demonstrated editorial skills
Strong project management skills and experience
Clear, effective, and timely verbal and written communication
Extremely strong organizational skills; deadline oriented; self-monitoring
Experience and Necessary Skills:
Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:
Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
1251 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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