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Senior Editor, Children’s Books | Insight Editions

About the job

About Insight Editions

Insight Editions is an award-winning independent book publisher and entertainment company. We specialize in the creation and distribution of books, comics, stationery, and gifts in partnership with leading entertainment brands, authors, photographers, and artists in over forty countries. Our publishing program includes titles from many of the world’s largest pop-culture brands, from Harry Potter to DC Comics to Disney. For over 20 years, Insight Editions has developed a reputation for innovation, quality, and driving commercial success for its products and brands.

Job Description

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Children’s Book Editor to help drive our Insight Kids publishing program, assist in acquiring books, and manage high volume projects throughout the entire editorial process. We are looking for someone who is an experienced editor, has a strong design eye, and impeccable project management skills. At least 5 years of recent experience acquiring and editing licensed and non-licensed children’s books is essential. You will be the visionary behind the project and responsible for keeping everyone involved, engaged, and on schedule. An ability to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with talented authors, illustrators, writers, and licensors is essential. It is imperative that you love research, are extremely detail-focused, and can handle ever-changing deadlines and expectations with calm and ease. Experience selecting authors, acquiring assets, and assisting in the creative vision behind a book is a plus. Being passionate about the product and concept and relentless in your drive for perfection are qualities that drive success in this position. Lastly, having an eye for what might be the next trending topic in the market and being networked in the industry are both advantages for any candidate.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience acquiring and editing licensed, non-licensed, and entertainment books
  • A proven track record of acquiring, championing, and developing successful publications
  • Experience managing multiple schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of the film, television, gaming, and licensing industries
  • Experience managing budgets and P&Ls within the publishing environment
  • Ability to manage a team of freelancers and work collaboratively within the internal Editorial and Design teams
  • Experience working on publications with a broad range of external stakeholders, from licensing teams to industry leaders
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing needs; an ability to liaison across departments and develop effective sales materials
  • Exceptional editorial and writing skills
  • Familiarity with theChicago Manual of Style
  • Agent and industry contacts a plus

Key responsibilities:

  • Acquire and edit approximately 12-15 projects per year
  • Research industry trends and develop new book concepts and formats
  • Manage projects from start to finish, working closely with internal Editorial, Design, and Production teams
  • Liaison with sales and marketing, and oversee the development of marketing collateral
  • Maintain budgets and manage your portion of project schedules
  • Write sales, marketing, and cover copy
  • Develop relationships with licensors, authors, illustrators, and agents

This is a full-time position located in San Rafael; permanent remote status will be considered for the right candidate. Insight Editions offers a 401k savings program, employer-paid health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, paid sick leave, and paid vacation time.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

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