Job opening detail :
Assistant Managing Editor
posted: Dec. 27, 2019
Offered by:
Highlights for Children
Health; Dental; 401K; Vision
Full Time
Honesdale, PA
The Assistant Managing Editor will manage the flow of reprints and select book projects, as assigned by the Managing Editorial Supervisor, through the editorial process. This role works closely with Editorial, Design, and Production departments to create and maintain smooth workflows while ensuring high editorial standards for all publications across all imprints, including Highlights Press, Highlights Learning, and Direct to Consumer Projects.

Core Responsibilities:

Serve as liaison with Editorial, Design, and Production departments, as well as with external resources, to ensure that assigned titles stay on schedule.
Traffic materials through the editorial and design process efficiently and according to applicable workflow.
Update appropriate scheduling documents on an ongoing basis.
Oversee copyediting and proofreading of titles when appropriate.
Become knowledgeable of internal systems and programs, particularly InCopy, Firebrand, and the DAMS.
Maintain title information in Firebrand as assigned.
Special projects as required.

Bachelor’s degree.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills.
Excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite with ability to learn our existing software. Experience with InCopy is a plus.
Ability to easily take on new tasks as they arise and re-prioritize appropriately.
Self-motivated and able to manage a large workload in a fast-paced environment.
1–2 years of experience in publishing (or a related field) preferred.

Relocation to Northeastern Pennsylvania required. This is an on-site role.
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Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for almost 75 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.
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