11 November 2010

Editor Needed by Red Line Editorial (K-12 books) MN

Post date: 11 November 2010
Reply to: job-xds7a-2050494428@craigslist.org

Red Line Editorial is looking for an Editor to join our growing staff.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are created for students in grades K-12, but we also work in a number of other genres.

This is a newly created position that will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our editorial projects. This position requires keen attention to detail and an ability to manage an involved editorial process.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including project management of assigned manuscripts, developmental edits, photo research and caption writing, oversight of the book development process from manuscripts through page layout and proof stages, collaboration with external authors and vendors, and other editorial duties. The editor will work on books, marketing materials, and possibly web-based projects. A library or education background is a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess at minimum:

-- a four-year degree in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar
-- two years of experience working on books and/or educational materials
-- an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
-- a tremendous attention to every last detail
-- talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
-- an ability to effectively handle a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
-- an inquisitive nature and a willingness to learn about the full publishing process (both print and digital)
-- proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google docs
-- proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and MLA
-- solid grammar skills

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.

If you are interested, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements the address provided. No phone calls, please.

Location: Burnsville, MN
Compensation: Upper 20s to low 30s, DOQ

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