Job opening detail :
Senior Editor
posted: Oct. 2, 2019
Offered by:
Clever Publishing
$60,000 - $80,000
Health; Dental; Vision and Life Insurance
Full Time
New York, NY
We are seeking a highly organized, enthusiastic, and creative Senior Editor to join our team!

Primary responsibilities:

Propose and develop projects by identifying new opportunities in market
Prepare and present projects for acquisition; understand the components of a book P&L to ensure profitability
Shepherd manuscripts through the bookmaking process—from acquisition to production
Negotiate contract terms with packagers and agents
Write effective and accurate copy and metadata
Adhere to fast-paced production schedules
Create design briefs for art department
Skillfully copy edit, research, and fact check
Effectively communicate and guide authors, illustrators, and designers to assure deliverables stay on schedule and budget
Manage high volume list while simultaneously ensuring projects meet our high standards
Support Editor-in-Chief on occasion with various administrative tasks


5+ years of experience in children’s book publishing, preschool market a plus
Familiarity of Chicago Manual Style
Ability to balance long-term goals and short-term deadlines
Solid understanding of competitive marketplace
Genuine enthusiasm for children’s books
Strong written and verbal communication and negotiating skills
Willingness to be flexible and multitask in a small, growing business environment
Positive attitude and desire to work within a tight knit and supportive team

CLEVER Publishing offers generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
About Our  
CLEVER Publishing was founded with the purpose of creating a world of books that inspire a child’s imagination through playful learning.  Our books focus on preschool and early learning concepts with a wide range of interactive formats with modern teaching techniques.
Diane Naughton
79 Madison Ave; 8th floor
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