Job opening detail :
Children’s Editor
posted: July 27, 2020
Offered by:
Workman Publishing Co.
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
Workman’s Children’s department, home of blockbuster brands Brain Quest, Big Fat Notebook, and Paint-By-Sticker, is looking for an editor. The candidate should have at least five years’ experience in children’s editorial. Educational publishing experience and familiarity with early elementary-through-high school curriculum preferred. Candidates of color encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us grow our existing brands and create new ones. We’re looking for someone with a fresh perspective who can generate surprising ideas for both our trade and educational businesses.

• Manage 6 to 10 editorial projects a year, which might include board books, workbooks, card decks, puzzles, and curriculum-based study guides
• Review and revise concepts, outlines, and manuscripts
• Collaborate with design team to develop look and feel for each project
• Brainstorm ideas for new products
• Work with outside vetters and subject matter experts to ensure highest educational standards
• Meet all internal and external deadlines
• Support Senior Editor
• Possible attendance at relevant conferences
• 5+ years of children’s editorial experience
• Excellent editorial skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Comfortable with the MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus
• Experience generating IP a plus
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Strong time-management skills
• Passion for Workman’s mission to create high-quality, innovative, inclusive, empowering non-fiction and activity books for children
About Our  
Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. Workman also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, Familius, and Future House Publishing. Workman publishes award-winning children’s books, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Greenwich Village, with additional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; North Adams, Massachusetts; and Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit
Please send your résumé and a cover letter to We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.
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