Job opening detail :
Assistant/Associate Scout, Children's and YA Books
posted: Sept. 8, 2020
Offered by:
West Wind Literary Scouting
Salary:
Commensurate with Experience
Benefits:
Health; Bonus
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
West Wind Literary Scouting, a new scouting firm formed in conjunction with W1-Media, a German publishing corporation, is looking for an Assistant or Associate-level Scout to cover the Children’s and YA book market for our publishing clients and to provide support to the Director.

We are seeking a highly-motivated and well-connected individual with a desire to build up this new scouting agency with us. In particular, we are looking for a person with a broad network, expertise, and work experience in the Children’s/YA book market, preferably with a background in scouting or foreign rights.

Main Responsibilities:
• Reading and reporting on relevant titles for Children’s/YA clients and providing thoughtful and nuanced recommendations
• Scheduling book fair appointments for publisher clients
• General administrative work and support, including but not limited to preparing additional reports for clients, handling mail, and data entry
• Frequent communication and attendance at in-person meetings with contacts at Children’s publishers and agencies to keep abreast of new titles for our clients

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 2-5 years of work experience in the Children’s/YA market, preferably with previous experience in scouting or foreign rights
• Strong relationships in both the editorial and foreign rights departments at Children’s/YA publishers and agencies in the US
• Candidate must be located within the Greater New York City area. While position will be work-from-home to start, we plan on establishing office space in Hoboken, Jersey City, or Lower Manhattan in the medium-term. In the interim, this position will require availability for in-person meetings with the Director as needed, subject to local and state public health guidance.
• Ability to travel internationally to annual meetings and book fairs, as needed.

Skills:
• Superlative oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment while maintaining high-quality work output
• Fast and thorough reading abilities
• General knowledge of both the US Children’s and YA market and the international publishing marketplace
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Extremely detail-oriented
• Strong organizational skills
About Our  
Company:
About W1-Media:
W1-Media is a middle-sized and well-connected German publishing group which houses two adult publishing companies (Arche Literary Publishing and Atrium Publishing), a YA-publisher (Arctis), and three children publishers (WooW Books, Atrium Children’s Books, and Von Hacht Publishing). In addition, we house two audio-publishers as well as an important picture book publisher (NorthSouth).
Contact:
Cassie Hanjian, Director
Special  
Instructions:
Please send resume and cover letter to info@westwindscouting.com.
Job #:
26652
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