Editor, Foreign Language (NYC preferred)

10017, New York City
May 21, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Impact and Scope Summary

The editor for the foreign language category reports to the editorial director for reference, and is responsible for acquiring, developing, and maintaining a list of 100+ frontlist and backlist titles in foreign language and ELL categories.

Develop foreign language and ELL titles and series based on consumer research, knowledge of the competitive landscape, and evolving retail opportunities

Maintain expertise on trends in educational content delivery

  • Acquire and edit manuscripts authored by subject matter experts 
  • Contract with subject matter experts to review and provide feedback for new and revised projects
  • Negotiate agreements with authors and contributors
  • Partner with digital content teams to develop online components 
  • Collaborate with production, sales, and marketing teams to develop publishing plans and schedules
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of series style and design guidelines
  • Ensure that product metadata is complete, accurate, and created in a timely manner
  • Create and analyze product P&Ls prior to acquisition, and regularly monitor margins to ensure program profitability


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 2 years editorial experience in foreign language, ELL, or related category
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytic skills
  • Ability to create and execute against financial and product development plans
  • Ability to contribute both as a leader and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications
  • Fluency in Spanish or languages other than English a plus
  • Must be authorized for employment in the US

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