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Senior Editor, Kane Press
posted: July 21, 2021
Offered by:
Astra Publishing House
Health; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Kane Press is seeking to hire a Senior Editor with a proven record for developing and acquiring high-quality educational children’s books and series and who has strong relationships with authors and agents. The ideal candidate will have a passion for educational children’s series, 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:
* Developing/acquiring and editing 12 to 16 titles per year for ages 3 and up, including picture books and chapter book series, both fiction and nonfiction
* Generating ideas in-house for new Kane Press series
* Maintaining and developing strong relationships with agents; nurturing authors and illustrators; and attracting new talent to write for the educational market
* Highly skilled and detail-oriented editing and project management for all stages of book production
* Writing positioning/marketing copy such as TI sheets, flap copy, etc.
* Working closely with art director and designer on series branding/logos
* Hiring freelance activity writers and editing back-of-book and website activities
* Collaborating with Production, Managing Editorial, Design, and other departments
* Presenting books and representing Kane Press at conferences as needed
* Various editorial tasks

What we’re looking for:
* A passionate editor with a deep knowledge of the educational children’s book market and a track record of developing and acquiring STEAM, literacy, or curriculum-based books and series that are successful in schools and libraries and with homeschoolers
* A creative thinker with a strong vision for developing book projects
* Five or more years of experience acquiring and editing educational children’s books
* 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, and a list of select edited projects

This position reports to: Publisher, Kane Press

All candidates must have the right to work and live in the United States.
About Our  
About Kane Press:
Kane Press is an award-winning publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. We publish STEAM, literacy, and curriculum-based content that kids love as much as educators and parents. Connecting fiction and nonfiction stories with authentic content and relating that content to a child’s everyday experiences are the hallmarks of all Kane Press books. Our books are written by respected and award-winning authors and artists. They are perfect for independent reading or, with younger children, as part of a shared read-aloud experience.

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