Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 20, 2012
Closes
Sep 19, 2012
Contact
Karen Schechner
Duration
Full Time
Kirkus Reviews seeks an experienced editor to support Kirkus Indie. Ideal candidates will have excellent editing skills, a passion for helping authors succeed, a keen interest in self-publishing, the fastest-growing segment of the book industry, and experience in book reviewing/journalism. Mastery of AP style a plus.

Responsibilities include:
-Editing and assigning book reviews in a fast-paced environment
-Working closely with the senior editor, editor, and freelancers to ensure accuracy, consistency and timeliness
-Maintaining and recruiting an effective pool of freelance book reviewers
-Communicating directly with authors and corporate partners via phone and email
-Addressing author concerns and answering author inquiries
-Fact-checking and copy editing book reviews and features
-Developing knowledge of book-industry trends, especially self-publishing and e-books
-Appearing at self-publishing/writing conventions and expos
-Creating lists and other online features for the Kirkus website


Please send a cover letter and resume and salary requirements to careers@kirkusreviews.com.


Please include salary requirements and include cover letter with resume and email to careers@kirkusreviews.com. No phone calls, please.

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