Digital Editor, Bloomsbury Spark

New York
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Ms. Human Resources

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.

To apply for this position, please send your CV, a covering letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for this position to

Bloomsbury Publishing provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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