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Children's Editor  
  posted: Mar. 16, 2017
 Offered by: 
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
Position Profile

Bloomsbury Children’s Books is seeking a children’s book Editor. The Editor will acquire, evaluate, develop and edit manuscripts within the imprint ranging from picture books to chapter books to novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. They will be responsible for supervising new titles through all stages of the editing process and coordinate all processes of book production from acquisition to publication. The Editor must have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as within a group environment.

Primary Responsibilities

- Acquire, develop, and edit a varied range of manuscripts: picture books, chapter books, and novels for middle grade and young adult readers
- Read, evaluate, and develop manuscripts and proposals for acquisition
- Maintain and develop relationships with authors and agents with a view to future acquisitions
- Work with authors on content, style, and format of publication and provides them with editorial feedback
- Attend weekly editorial and design meetings to discuss incoming and existing acquisitions
- Negotiate purchase of manuscripts with authors and agents
- Write catalog/cover copy and title information sheets for frontlist titles
- Generate profit and loss estimates
- Collaborate with design and production on style, schedule, format, and aesthetics of publication; prepares manuscripts for production
- Work with marketing and publicity departments to care for authors
- Represent individual titles in interdepartmental meetings
- Perform special projects as required

Selection Criteria

- Candidate must have a four year undergraduate degree
- At least five years of experience in an editorial capacity at a children’s publishing imprint, including acquisition experience
- Excellent attention to detail, quality, process, and organization
- Strong and up-to-date knowledge of the retail and library markets for children’s and young adult books
- Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and show initiative
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Able to travel to work-related conferences
 About Our  
Company: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. Bloomsbury Children's Books publishes quality children's books for readers of all ages. Our lists include award winners Princess Academy and Gone Wild, and favorite authors such as Sarah J. Maas, Shannon Hale, E.D. Baker, Kevin O’Malley, Carrie Jones, Simone Elkeles, and Julianne Moore.
 Special  
Instructions: 
Bloomsbury has a generous program of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short term disability coverage and a 401k program. To apply for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate "Children's Editor" in the subject of your e-mail.
Job #  17983
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