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Requisition Number 17-0555
Post Date 8/25/2017
Title Associate Editor
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

Roaring Brook Press is seeking an Associate Editor to provide editorial support to an Executive Editor and acquire new titles for the list. Ideal candidate is passionate, driven, collaborative, innovative, and eager to bring on new books and talent to the award-winning imprint.


Major Responsibilities:

• Acquire and edit approximately 7 – 10 original works for children and young adults per year and manage all aspects of its publishing.
• Provide editorial support on 5 – 7 projects, working closely with the Executive Editor, and track them from first draft to finished book.
• Interact with sales, marketing, advertising and promotion, and publicity departments to develop campaigns to present books as well as possible both in-house and to readers
• Write jacket copy, catalog copy, tipsheets and other marketing copy as required. Draft copy and maintain editorial fields in Biblio (title management system).
• Prepare and track all paperwork such as contract requests, payments, permissions, etc.
• Build and maintain relationships with literary agents and authors.
• Read and be knowledgeable about competitive works in the marketplace.


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Experience in independently editing middle grade and young adult fiction.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to details and deadlines.
• Strong written and presentation skills.
• Have strong working relationships with top literary agents.


Experience Needed:

• A minimum of 4 years of editorial experience in children’s publishing required


Educational Background Required:

• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience

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