Illustration ©2000 Peter Reynolds, from JUDY MOODY, by Megan McDonald
Editorial Manager

Candlewick Press seeks an editorial manager to provide substantive editorial assistance to two executive editors; to serve as scheduling liaison between the US and UK Editorial and Editorial Services teams; to manage the Ebook publishing program; to take on the Americanization and preparation of a variety of UK-originated nonfiction titles for the U.S. market; and to create and manage an editorial archive.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Provide late-stage support on 10-15 titles per year for two U.S. editors: carefully review stages of book development; liaise with authors, copyeditors, and proofreaders; draft jacket copy; present titles at in-house meetings as needed.
- Prepare texts and copy for Advance Reader Copies; review ARCs before approval for distribution.
- Read and prepare readerís reports on submissions as needed.
- Americanize 10-20 UK-originated nonfiction and picture book titles and series per year, which includes frequent and clear communication with colleagues in the UK during a projectís development, copy-writing, careful review of all stages of book development and liaise with copyediting and proofreading; sales conference presentations, and all other shepherding required to prepare a title for publication on the Candlewick Press list.

Electronic Publishing
- Working from the existing trade book lists, select titles for Ebook publication twice a year.
- Work closely with Design and IT to identify book elements in each title that need to be adapted for various electronic formats.
- Notify authors, illustrators, and agents of publication plans; provide them with instructions on securing a complimentary copy.
- Vet special promotions.

- Serve as liaison between the UK and US editorial departments on securing and obtaining advance materials and files, watching and adhering to deadlines.
- Research, formulate, and implement a system for archiving editorial correspondence and other title materials of historic value.

Perform other tasks as needed.


Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years of publishing experience; exceptional English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); proven communication and collaboration skills; and be extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other common computer programs is also necessary. Experience with archiving or cataloging is strongly preferred.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Editorial Manager"
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