Book Editor

Kansas City
Mar 19, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Ms. Creative Recruiting
Full Time
The Gift Books team at Hallmark is experiencing dynamic growth and changing the face of the publishing world with innovative new formats including Recordable Storybooks and Interactive Storybooks and Story Buddies.

The Book Editor will manage a number of both innovative children's books and adult gift books. S/he will be responsible for hiring freelance writers, working with internal writing resources, and collaborating with designers to create the best possible books. Innovative products require liaising with engineering and sound studios as well.
We are looking for someone who is:

-A strategic thinker: Understanding of how messaging and emotion influences the consumer experience
-Highly conceptual: This job requires translating emotions, language, and social trends into saleable product
-Team player: We work in a collaborative environment across multiple disciplines (design, writing, marketing, etc...)
-Problem solver: Organization and planning skills are a necessity in this fast-paced environment
-Confident critiquer of new writing; adept rewriter of existing writing

To apply, please include:
* PORTFOLIO: Your portfolio MUST include 5-7 writing and/or editing samples which should include examples of your writing and editing abilities; may include blogs, magazine/newspaper/online articles, essays, poems, scripts, short stories, print or digital advertising (Acceptable formats include .doc, .jpg or .pdf format which together total no more than 20MB in total file size) In addition, you may include a link to your online portfolio as a supplement to the images you upload. Applicants who submit only a website link will NOT be considered

Basic Qualifications: (MUST be listed on resume)
-Bachelors Degree
-1+ years editorial experience

Preferred Qualifications:
-1-6 years editorial experience
-BA in English, Journalism, Advertising, Publishing or related field.
-Strong copywriting and editing skills
-Insights into consumers' emotional needs
-Strong organizational skills
-Comfort with ambiguity
-Ability to adapt to frequent changes, and tight deadlines
-An enthusiastic appreciation for gift books

You must apply on-line at and upload the following: cover letter, resume and portfolio (.doc, pdf, jpg) are required. Portfolio should include examples of your writing and editing abilities. *** A website link does NOT substitute for uploading portfolio***
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Additional Details
This position is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Some relocation may be provided
Principles only, please. w/m/v/d.

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