Job opening detail :
Assistant Editor - Children's
posted: Jan. 7, 2021
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Description

This entry level role reports to the Editorial Director of the Children’s Trade group and supports the Children's editorial department and the Publisher. Individual must be detail oriented, organized, efficient, a skilled communicator with various people and departments, and comfortable/skilled/quick learner with computers and various data base systems. Individual must also have specific interest in children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction publishing.

Primary Responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities

• Organize and schedule department meetings (booking conference rooms/video links, ordering food/drinks)
• Make restaurant reservations, book travel via the corporate travel agent, and book conference appointments
• Prepare and enter T&E reports and Focal Point invoices
• Route materials between departments
• Mail production materials, ARCs, TSI copies, etc., and other clerical duties
• Create word documents, excel spreadsheets, and powerpoint presentations
• Add/update titles in Biblio Data System
• Commission and send advance payments
• Facilitate materials sent to authors for approvals (proofread 1P, proofs, etc.)
• Communicate news to authors and agents (deals, ebook promotions, etc.)
• Run P&Ls
• Look up/update sales figures (Cognos, Decision Key, Royalty Share) in tip sheets
• Draft deal memos, review contracts, upload to Biblio
• Create editorial schedules
• Maintain title lists and maintain pub grids and department grids
• Research and analyze trends and competition

Editorial Responsibilities

• Write paperback/board book copy
• Create tip sheets and write other seasonal and book jacket copy
• Prepare copy to feed out to online retailers
• Review reprints and make necessary updates
• Read, evaluate, and respond to submissions alongside Editorial Director
• Prepare acquisitions proposals
• Offer editorial feedback
• Oversee a list of UK co-publications
• List illustration suggestions, review sketches, and code artwork into B&W illustrated novels
• Create design memos and work with Design team on covers
• Present books at pre-launch and launch


• Associates Degree in a related field
• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines
• Flexible and able to switch gears, mid-stream
• Strong attention to detail
• Critical reading skills/editorial eye
• Ability to take initiative
• Interest in working on children’s and young adult non-fiction and fiction.
• Strong understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Basic understanding of how to operate electronic reading devices (Kindle, Nook, iPad)


Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home until further notice. Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT , or PA and be able to commute to Bloomsbury USA’s New York City office full-time when the office re-opens.

Please apply for this job opportunity via our onboarding portal:

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company has always followed, and will continue to follow, a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
About Our  
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. is a subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC of the United Kingdom. Launched in 1998, Bloomsbury USA is a publisher of high quality fiction, non-fiction and academic titles. Originally established as a publisher of adult books, in 2001 Bloomsbury USA expanded with the creation of Bloomsbury Children’s USA, and later enlarged our trade reach with the acquisition of the adult and children’s divisions of Walker Books in 2004. To broaden the scope of our business, Bloomsbury stepped into the Academic and Professional market via the acquisitions of Continuum International Publishing Group in 2011 and Fairchild Books in 2012. Bloomsbury also created an increased presence in Special Interests Publishing with the acquisitions of Conway Publishing in 2014 and Osprey Publishing in 2015. Most recently, Bloomsbury launched its Digital Resources division in 2017, providing scholarly content in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Bloomsbury’s award-winning Fashion Central and Drama Online.
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