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Editor

Kirkus Media, New York

Work at Kirkus Media

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


Kirkus Reviews is seeking a talented, experienced Editor to work within Kirkus Indie, the self-publishing section of Kirkus Reviews. The Editor will be responsible for assigning reviews, assisting the team, editing book reviews and the magazine, writing columns and features about Indie titles, maintaining a social media presence, etc. The Editor will also provide guidance and feedback to editorial assistants and interns. Individuals in the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and other traditionally underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply. Compensation range $55k - $70k. This is a full-time position based in New York, NY, or remote. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401k, PTO, and more. EOE.

Required:
-A strong grasp of grammar and AP Style
-At least 4 years of professional editorial experience
-General knowledge of publishing
-Great organizational skills
-Respect for deadlines
-Excellent writing and communication skills
-Strict attention to detail
-A passion for books and book-industry trends, especially self-publishing

Please send salary requirements, cover letter, resume, and clips to Karen Schechner at kschechner[at]kirkus.com. No phone calls, please.

About Kirkus Media

Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery. Today, Kirkus Reviews covers more than 8,000 books published by traditional houses and more than 4,000 self-published books every year. The magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of every month, and because of the scope of its coverage, its authoritative voice, and the timeliness of its reviews, Kirkus Reviews is revered by many as the first indicator of a book’s potential.

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