Gift Book Editor
The Editor will manage a number of both innovative children's books and adult gift books. The Editor 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 liasing with engineering and sound studios, as well. The Editor is also responsible for the emotional essence of each book and/or program, serving as the voice for the consumer, interpreting social and consumer trends, anticipating future consumer needs and translating that information at the SKU level. 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 emotions, language, and social trends into saleable product?A team player: We work in a collaborative environment across multiple disciplines (design, writing, marketing, etc.)?A problem solver: Organization and planning skills are a necessity in this fast-paced environment?A confident critiquer of new writing; adept rewriter of existing writingBasic Qualifications (MUST) have to be considered: ?2+years in a writer or editor positionPreferred Qualifications:?BA in English, Journalism, Advertising, Publishing or related field.?The editor must demonstrate strong copywriting and editing skills; the ability to achieve marketing objectives while connecting with consumers’ emotional needs; strong organizational skills; comfort with ambiguity, frequent changes, and tight deadlines.?editorial experience and a working knowledge of the publishing industry.?An enthusiastic appreciation for gift books is preferred.?Electronic/digital book experience is preferred.?Experience with sound/music/voice/scripting is preferred.?Aesthetic judgment: Grammar/language skills?Strong organizational skills: ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects at one time?Understanding of marketplace/consumer need: translate consumer insights into product solutions?Creativity: ability to communicate emotions, convey feelings and express yourself in all life's situationsYou must apply on-line at http://tinyurl.com/avmc3dc OR www.hallmark.com/careers (search jobs in "Kansas City" and "Creative" 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***Additional DetailsThis position is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Some relocation may be providedPrinciples only, please. w/m/v/d.