Job opening detail :
Editor
posted: Apr. 19, 2021
Offered by:
Albert Whitman & Co.
Duration:
Contract
Location:
Park Ridge, IL
Requirements:
The Editor will share in our mission, working closely with and reporting to the Publishing Director. Because Albert Whitman is a small, focused company, the Editor will be involved in all aspects of the publishing process. We are a forward-thinking company with a newly-formed Media imprint, looking for an Editor with commercial awareness, creativity, innovation, and imagination.

This position can be remote, or a hybrid of remote and in the office

The Role:

• Acquire, develop and edit own list of picture books, chapter books, and middle grade
• Manage the editorial process from concept to publication to ensure deadlines, budget and quality expectations are met
• Negotiate contracts with authors, agents, and freelancers as required
• Write all copy including book copy and metadata
• Must be a self-starter, as well as a team player
• Must be organized, an excellent communicator with exceptional oral and written communications skills, and extremely literate with excellent attention to detail, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

The Basics:
• Passion for highest quality children’s books, with experience in creating and publishing them
• Three to five years’ children’s publishing experience, including two years’ experience acquiring new titles
• Confident with strong commercial awareness
• Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal relationships essential.
About Our  
Company:
Albert Whitman & Company is an independent children’s publisher that has been creating award-winning children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children ®, our mission is to delight and engage children of all backgrounds and experiences.

When Albert Whitman was founded more than one century ago, our goal was simple: make good books that children want to read. Today, we continue this tradition, guided by a deeper mission to create stories that also educate and empower children. We strive to create a safe space for children to learn about themselves and their communities, as well as the larger world. We promote empathy, inclusion, and personal responsibility. We aim to help children become global citizens, ones who seek to understand themselves and the world around them. When we put the right book in the right hands, we can inspire the next generation to make the future brighter for everyone.
Contact:
Martha Martinez
Address:
250 S. Northwest Hwy
Phone:
8472322827
Job #:
28020
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