Job opening detail :
Executive Editor
posted: July 24, 2020
Offered by:
What on Earth Publishing
Full Time
Reporting to the Publisher and collaborating closely with design and marketing and with What on Earth Publishing’s partners, you will.
o Oversee the building and running of a brand-new line of books, including
o Planning the publishing program, insuring a balance of age groups and price points;
o Developing and maintaining the brand identity;
o Managing the relationships between What on Earth Publishing and the relevant partners, keeping these relationships effective, efficient, and peaceful.

o Acquire 8-10 children’s nonfiction/reference titles per year (mostly for the new line but including books outside that line as needed/desired), designed to stand out and sell strongly in the marketplace and to conform to the brand identity of the imprint for which it is acquired.

o Project manage all titles acquired from initial concept through to bound book, including running P&Ls, scheduling, recruiting authors and freelance contributors, managing book teams to deliver high-quality books on time and on budget, and managing metadata.

o Work closely with marketing to craft and support a powerful presence for the line and its individual titles in the marketplace, serving as a spokesperson if and as needed.

o Edit content, including
o Working closely with contributors and colleagues to plan and shape each title;
o Working closely with design to ensure a harmonious, appealing, and child-engaging marriage of illustration, photography, text, and design;
o Editing text for compelling storytelling and riveting information reporting, as well as for style, level and felicity.

o As there is no provision for an assistant, manage your own calendar, travel planning, editorial support tasks, etc.

o Other duties as required.
About Our  
What on Earth Publishing is a dynamic young publishing house based in London, Kent, and Washington, D.C.

We publish beautiful, award-winning non-fiction books that engage children's natural curiosity and passion for learning. We offer our readers diverse perspectives on the world and help them connect the dots to build a lifetime love of learning.
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