Children's Book Editor

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Aug 15, 2011
Closes
Sep 14, 2011
Contact
Mr. Jason Rekulak
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Quirk Books has published some of the most original and innovative books of the last ten years--including oddball bestsellers like PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, and THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK. Now we'd like to apply our unique sensibility to children's books--but first we'll need a creative and talented editor to join our creative team. Our new children's program will cover a range of projects, from picture books to tween/YA fiction and nonfiction.

What You'll Do:
--Acquire, develop, and edit 8 books annually. Many titles on Quirk's list are conceived in-house and developed with freelance writers.
--Manage all projects from acquisition through publication.
--Participate in all aspects of packaging, marketing, production, and digital adaptation.
--Cultivate relationships with authors, artists, literary agents, and licensing agents.

What You'll Need:
--Ability to conceive projects independently or in conjunction with writers and/or artists.
--At least five years of experience with a commercial trade book publisher or literary agency.
--Excellent writing skills.
--Solid network of author/agent contacts.
--Comprehensive knowledge of publishing industry.


Please send resume, salary history, and a list of notable title acquisitions via email through Media Bistro. Or snail-mail to Human Resources c/o Quirk Books, 215 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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