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Publication or Company Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Job Title Digital Editor, Bloomsbury Spark
Industry Book Publishing, Other Publishing
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Temporary
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements
We are looking for an energetic, bright, hard-working person to join the Bloomsbury USA Children’s Editorial team, reporting to the Publisher. Primary responsibilities include successfully launching a brand new eFirst imprint targeting young adult (and crossing over to adult) readers in Spring 2013.

Editorial duties include:

• Attracting authors from various sources.
• Acquiring projects.
• Editing, copyediting, and proofreading; and commissioning and collaborating with freelance designers to create book covers for roughly 30 eBooks ranging in word count from 25,000-40,000 words.

Digital responsibilities include:

• Liasing and processing eBook files with our vendors, coordinating with our global offices on their eBooks for the imprint, posting eBook files, data/systems management
• Brainstorming and implementing site extras (author posts, Q&As, best book contests, etc.).

Selection Criteria

Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and driven individual who is eager to tackle this exciting new venture. He or she must be:

• Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and able to juggle many projects under pressure.
• Have strong editing, eBook/digital, and social media skills.
• Be organized, professional, and a creative thinker and problem solver.
• Must be able to take the initiative and work independently. No actual coding skills required.
• Candidate must have a four year undergraduate degree and a strong interest in teen digital publishing.
• Minimum of 3-4 years editorial experience required.
About Our Company Bloomsbury Children’s Books, a division of Bloomsbury PLC, was launched in 2002 in the US as a general interest publisher of children’s books for readers of all ages. The imprint publishes such award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators as Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale, Julianne Moore, LeUyen Pham, Carrie Jones, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Celia Rees, Leslie Margolis, Jennifer Sattler, Dr. Cuthbert Soup, and E. D. Baker. In the U.K., Bloomsbury is the publisher of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Founded over fifty years ago, Walker Books for Young Readers publishes such acclaimed books as the Caldecott Honoree Gone Wild, written and illustrated by David McLimans, New York Times bestselling Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles, The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey, and New York Times bestseller Kevin O’Malley.
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