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10 Publishing Editorial Jobs for People Who Love Books

Pour your love of language and information into a book publishing career with one of these open jobs

If you’ve got a passion for the written word—and let’s face it, what media professional doesn’t?—then you probably yearn for the chance to surround yourself with books. Even in our digital age, there is still plenty of demand for books. And, lucky for you, the word-loving job-seeker, there are also lots of opportunities to work on and with books, thanks to the current openings on our job board.

No matter your level of experience, whether you’re looking to learn the ropes as an editorial assistant, or you’re an editorial director who can establish the mission and tone of a division or company, if you’re looking for editorial jobs in publishing, look no further than our job board, and these open jobs below:

1. Verso Books
Senior or Associate Editor
The largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, Brooklyn-based Verso Books is looking for an editor to bring and see through to completion books across a wide range of subjects, including international politics, history, sociology, literature, art, economics and more. The full-time position can be a senior or associate level, depending on experience.
Apply to the Senior or Associate Editor Position

2. Rosen Publishing
Young Adult Editor
New York City–based educational publisher Rosen Publishing has an opening for a seasoned editor to work on middle and high school text books. Excellent line-editing skills and experience working in juvenile nonfiction are both points in a candidate’s favor.
Apply to the Young Adult Editor Position

3. Routledge Books
Development Editor
A leading academic publisher covering the humanities and social sciences, New York City’s Routledge Books needs a development editor to join its team. Market research, maintaining relationships with authors and managing the publishing process from conception to beyond publication are all part of the drill.
Apply to the Development Editor Position

4. Apress
Editorial Director
Apress Media is a technical publisher covering the worlds of IT and software development, with more than 1,000 titles in print. It’s looking for a New York–area editorial director to inspire staff, oversee long-term planning and hit budget projections.
Apply to the Editorial Director Position

5. Andrews McMeel Universal
Editorial Director
Kansas City, Missouri–based publisher Andrews McMeel Universal is searching for an editorial director to spearhead its acquisition and creation of books in the categories of humor, inspiration, puzzles and games, and children’s middle-grade comics. Leading the editorial team, managing budgets, and collaborating with sales and digital teams are key.
Apply to the Editorial Director Position

6. Frommer Media
Assistant Editor
Guidebook and digital publisher Frommer Media LLC, is looking to fill an editorial-administrative hybrid role in New York City. Duties include creating content for, managing the production schedule for the Frommer guides, and researching and booking guests for appearances on the Frommer Travel Show radio show.
Apply to the Assistant Editor Position

7. Old Farmer’s Almanac
Senior Editor
Situated rural Dublin, New Hampshire, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is looking for a Senior Editor. The role is integral to the annual creation of the Almanac and its related publications, and also involves helping to maintain the brand’s social media presence, as well as contributing to
Apply to the Senior Editor Position

8. Brilliance Publishing
Acquisitions Editor
Part of Amazon, Brilliance Publishing, is hiring a New York City–area editor to acquire and develop nonfiction books. Responsibilities include content development, managing new and existing author relationships, and collaborating with the marketing, publicity, production, sales and author relations teams.
Apply to the Acquisitions Editor Position

9. Junior Library Guild
Editorial Assistant
New York City’s Junior Library Guild, a unique subscription service that provides school and public libraries with new frontlist children’s books, is looking for an editorial assistant to work with the editorial director. Tasks include reading and evaluating children’s and young adult books, and writing copy for catalogs and its website.
Apply to the Editorial Assistant Position

10. Open Road Media
Senior Editor
If you’re looking to write and edit content about books, rather than produce them, this job might be the one for you. Open Road Media is looking for a New York City–area senior editor to work to two of its book-centric digital products: The Lineup, a website that covers true crime, mysteries and horror, and Early Bird Books, a newsletter that delivers deals on bestsellers, author interviews, new book excerpts, book club recommendations and more.
Apply to the Senior Editor Position

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