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CHILDREN'S BOOK EDITOR

Organization: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Date Posted: 5/21/2018
City: Nashville
Location: Tennessee
Country: United States
Primary Category: Editorial
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details
Overview

Fantastic career opportunity to be an editor for a top-five publisher and work with some of the most influential authors in Christian publishing. The Specialty Division at HarperCollins Christian Publishing is seeking an editor to manage children’s books. Duties include project management of children’s books, both proprietary and author- or ministry-driven, hiring and working with freelance writers, substantive editing, as well as production editing, including managing copyediting, proofreading, collating, style coding, and other editorial processes.

 

This editor will have the opportunity to work directly with authors to shape message and tone, as well as work with art directors and designers on design and illustration input. Book formats will include board books, picture books, and children’s devotionals. The Specialty Division at Thomas Nelson publishes Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling, as well as numerous other bestselling authors and titles. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple book projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and sticking to production schedules.
  • Copyedit, proofread, collate, and route cover copy, catalog copy, cover mechanicals, and other materials related to the editorial process of our books.
  • Collate and check proofs; copyedit and proofread miscellaneous material (e.g., front matter, back matter, indexes) and flap copy, mechanicals, and proofs.
  • Recruit and hire freelance work-for-hire writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers, and oversee their work.
  • Perform substantive and developmental editorial work on select titles.
  • Maintain provided budgets for editorial expenses (writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, typesetters), and code and route invoices and SOWs for work performed.
  • Secure permissions, releases, and endorsements as needed.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with authors and other departmental staff.
  • Utilize Excel, MS Word, Word styles tagging, and Harper’s proprietary software; code and update electronic manuscripts for typesetting and design; make changes as needed between passes.
  • Draft back cover copy, catalog copy, and other marketing copy as needed.
  • Maintain keen eye for market trends and voice for marketing/sales-style copy.

How to Apply / Contact

To Apply: https://careers-harpercollins.icims.com/jobs/2575/children%27s-book-editor/job

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