20 December 2010

Job Opening: Editor/ Senior Editor for Grosset & Dunlap (Young Readers division - Random House, NY)

Post date: 20 December 2010
Editor/Senior Editor—Grosset & Dunlap/PSS! (New York, New York)

Our Young Readers division is currently seeking an Editor or Senior Editor to create and edit brands, licensed books, and series for the Grosset & Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan imprints. In addition to creating and developing books that are tied into licensed properties, the Editor will edit current/ongoing series.

Grosset & Dunlap publishes roughly 130 titles a year and deals largely in brands, readers, series, and licenses. Price Stern Sloan (PSS!) publishes around 50 titles a year and produces quirky, unique books, including Mad Libs, Mr. Men, and movie tie-ins.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Acquiring new series fiction, both chapter books and middle grade
2. Remaining cognizant of entertainment trends, including licensed properties
3. Writing cover copy, catalog copy, and title information sheets
4. Attending and presenting at launches and sales conferences

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

* Minimum 4 years prior editorial experience with children’s books; minimum 7 years to be considered at the Senior Editor level
* Excellent writing and copywriting skills
* Strong interpersonal & negotiation skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Word

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements here.

More information here.
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