Job opening detail :
Senior Editor, Boyds Mills Press
posted: Jan. 11, 2021
Offered by:
Boyds Mills & Kane/Astra Publishing House
Full Time
New York, NY
Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, is seeking to hire a Senior Editor with a proven acquisition record for high-quality children’s books and who has strong relationships with agents, authors, and illustrators to join our creative editorial team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for children’s books, excellent editorial skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. They will be self-motivated and independent but also contribute positively as part of a small team.

Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
* Acquiring 10 to 12 titles per year, primarily picture books, but including both fiction and nonfiction for ages 3 to 18
* Maintaining and developing strong relationships with agents; nurturing authors and illustrators; and attracting new talent
* Highly skilled and detail-oriented editing and project management for all stages of book production
* Writing marketing copy such as tip sheets, flap copy, etc.
* Collaborating with Production, Managing Editorial, Design, Marketing, and other departments

What we’re looking for:
* A passionate editor with a deep knowledge of children’s books and a track record of acquiring and creating diverse books that earn critical acclaim
* A creative thinker with a strong vision for developing book projects
* Eight or more years of experience acquiring and editing children’s books across a wide range of genres, formats, and age groups
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and to be supportive of other team members as well as to nurture authors and illustrators
* An editor who is flexible, detail-oriented, and committed to creating high-quality children’s books
* Please include a resume, cover letter, salary requirement, and a list of select edited projects

This position reports to: Editorial Director, Boyds Mills Press.
This position is located in New York.

All candidates must have the right to work and live in the United States.
About Our  
About Boyds Mills Press:
Boyds Mills Press is committed to creating high-quality books for children of all ages. Our mission is to entertain and inspire young readers through compelling storytelling in both fiction and nonfiction. Our books offer emotional depth, feature memorable characters, and are thought-provoking. We are a small imprint that places a high emphasis on nurturing authors and illustrators. We believe that engaging a child’s interest and imagination fosters a natural love of reading and that books inspire compassion, open-mindedness, and curiosity in our complex world.

About Astra Publishing House:
Headquartered in New York City, Astra Publishing House consists of the new adult literary imprint Astra House and the award-winning children’s imprints mineditionUS, Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, Kane Press, and Wordsong.
All candidates interested in applying should email a resume, cover letter, and a list of select edited projects to

Astra Publishing House is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or citizenship.
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