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Editorial Intern - Highlights Press

Highlights Press is the branded book publishing imprint that incorporates core Highlights content in books that span a variety of formats and are sold primarily through bookstores, as well as national chain stores and warehouse clubs, grocery stores, and airport stores. These include activity books, drawing books, coloring books, puzzle pads, and books that relate to our core content, include Hidden Pictures puzzles. The book publishing division of Highlights for Children, which combines both Boyds Mills Press and Highlights Press, believes in publishing books for children of all ages that are engaging, exciting, interesting, and fun.

We have an immediate opening for an Editorial Intern. The position is a one-year paid internship with medical benefits and a retirement-program opportunity.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities: 

 

Work closely with the Highlights Press editorial department to accomplish the duties listed below, reporting to two full-time Editors. The ideal candidate must have outstanding editing, writing, and interpersonal skills and must demonstrate strong interests in children and publishing.

Duties:

Highlights Press

  • Create manuscripts or book maps for puzzle and activity books in existing publishing formats
  • Create content libraries for new books in ongoing series
  • Research formats and price points for new product lines
  • Gather visual materials for repurposed puzzle and activity books from our asset database
  • Do editorial research for joke books and other ongoing series
  • Proof puzzle and activity book series passes
  • Maintain publishing plan spreadsheets
  • Perform other editorial tasks as necessary

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree at minimum
  • Demonstrated interests in children and publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania

Location: Honesdale, PA (Click for more information about Honesdale and the surrounding area.)

Highlights is a dynamic organization focused on delivering excellence in all facets of our business. We offer a positive environment and competitive compensation and benefits. EOE

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