Children's Senior Editor
Position Profile:Bloomsbury Children’s group is looking for a Senior Editor to join our team. This role is responsible for all areas of book development, including acquiring, editing, liaising with design, production, managing editorial, marketing, and publicity.Primary Responsibilities:• Acquire and edit approximately 15 new books per year across all age levels• Responsible for all editorial aspects of book development, including editing, liaising with design, production, managing editorial, marketing, and publicity; copywriting including jacket, catalog, tip sheets, design memos, and other marketing copy as required.• Manage and mentor an associate editor• Negotiate acquisitions with agents • Maintain production schedules and meet deadlines.• Present projects at editorial, acquisitions, pre-launch, launch, and other sales meetings as necessary.• Develop and maintain strong relationships with authors, agents and industry organizations.• Collaborate with UK colleagues on shared projects• Represent Bloomsbury at industry events and trade conferences throughout the year Selection Criteria:• Minimum 7-10 years experience in children’s book editorial publishing with titles ranging from picture books to young adult. • Widespread knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, managing editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales).• Excellent intra- and inter-departmental communication and collaboration skills necessary. • Excellent computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook• Must have considerable current contacts (key authors, illustrators, agents, etc.) in the book publishing industry. • Organization, analytic and verbal and written communication skills a must.• Highly motivated, a self-starter, and results driven, with the ability to take appropriate steps to achieve goals.• Some travel required.Bloomsbury has a generous program of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short term disability coverage and a 401k program. To apply for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to firstname.lastname@example.org.