Job Posting: Associate Editor
Red Line Editorial is looking for an Associate Editor to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.
RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres.
This is a 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, with oversight from other editors. Duties will include developmental edits, collaboration with external authors and vendors, photo research and caption writing, some manuscript writing or rewriting, fact-checking, and other editorial duties as assigned. The associate editor will work on books and marketing materials. 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. Degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered.
— one year of experience working on books and/or educational materials, preferably with experience in developmental editing
— 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 interest and willingness to learn about the full publishing process (both print and digital)
— Familiarity with, or willingness to learn about, curriculum standards as they relate to educational books
— Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
— 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 send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Location: Mendota Heights
Compensation: Lower 30Ks, DOQ