Job opening detail :
Children’s Book Project Editor
posted: Oct. 28, 2021
Offered by:
Phaidon Press
45k-58k depending on experience
Health; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY United Kingdom
An exciting job opportunity has arisen in our New York office for a highly creative,
experienced Children's Book Project Editor. Working closely with the
Associate Publisher, you will manage a range of illustrated nonfiction titles, from
board book to middle grade. You will be involved in all aspects of book creation,
from pre-acquisitions through to publication. This will include concepting exciting
new titles, assessing texts, editing contracted projects (structural edits through
to final proofreading), and managing budgets and schedules. This is currently not
an acquiring role but has the potential to grow into one.

Our ideal candidate has several years of editorial experience in children’s book
publishing; demonstrable ability to develop age-appropriate content; a keen eye
for language; and is extremely detail oriented. A true passion for children’s books
and market knowledge is essential.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the US and we would
particularly welcome applications from candidates from currently underrepresented
groups in book publishing. To apply, please email a full CV and
covering letter to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Editorially manage contracted projects from pre-acquisition through to
publication, and additionally support marketing, publicity, and sales efforts
• Collaborate with the Design team and external designers throughout the book
process regarding specs, illustration needs, routes, and overall design
• Create and monitor schedules, manage freelance copyediting of manuscripts
and proofreading and indexing of page proofs. Check for quality assurance
at all stages and ensure revisions have been made correctly
• Create project proposals, quote request forms, profit & loss statements,
catalogue copy, online copy, contract requests, and payment requests; manage
gratis lists; update company database records (Books); and complete other
administrative tasks relating to the children’s titles
• Evaluate potential projects with regard to Phaidon’s editorial identity and market

Requirements and skills:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum 3 years experience in children’s publishing, and a specific knowledge
of and passion for children’s books (ages 0–14) and the children’s marketplace
• Expert writing skills, oral communication skills, and negotiation skills
• Detail orientation, respect for process, deadline sensitivity, and the ability to
juggle and prioritize, willingness to collaborate
• Candidate should be energetic, communicative, and resourceful
About Our  
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts, with over
1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential writers,
chefs, architects, designers, photographers, and thinkers to produce
innovative books on food, architecture, design, art, photography, fashion,
general interest, travel, and illustrated books for children.
Maya Gartner
65 Bleecker Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012
+1 212 652 5400
To apply, please email a full CV and covering letter to
Closing date: November 14th 2021
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