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Editorial Assistant - Boyds Mills Press

Boyds Mills Press (BMP) was launched in 1990 to publish books that enlighten and entertain, reaching children primarily through bookstores, libraries, and schools.  As the trade division of Highlights for Children, Inc., we publish picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and illustrated nonfiction under several imprints: Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, and Wordsong.

We believe in and are committed to publishing and exposing young readers to the best literature available. We believe books should be beautiful to look at and to hold. We have an immediate opening for an Editorial Assistant. This is a one-year position with medical benefits and a retirement-program opportunity.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities: Work closely with two Senior Editors to accomplish the duties listed below. The ideal candidate will have one to two years’ experience working for a publisher, literary agency, bookstore, or other organization related to children’s books. Outstanding editing, writing, and organizational skills are also required.

Duties:

  • Provide editorial support on picture books and novels through every stage of development
  • Review and report on submissions
  • Draft flap copy, catalog copy, and tip sheets
  • Create pre-acquisition materials
  • Route and proof passes of books as required
  • Provide general editorial and administrative assistance

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree at minimum
  • One to two years’ experience in children’s publishing or a related field
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interests in children and publishing
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania

Location: Honesdale, PA 

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