Posted: November 13, 2018

Associate Managing Editor

Highlights Editorial Services
Honesdale, PA
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Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.

Associate Managing Editor

The Associate Managing Editor will manage the editorial flow of projects in the Highlights book division, working with Editorial, Design, and Production to create and maintain smooth workflow processes, ensuring on-time delivery and high editorial standards for all publications.

Core Responsibilities:

• Creates and manages schedules, and assigns copy editors, for front list Highlights books.

• Chairs weekly book status meetings.

• Maintains book division status report.

• Meets weekly with individual editors to help them prioritize projects.

• Copyedits, formats and proofreads selected Highlights book division front list titles and marketing materials through all stages of production, from manuscript to bound book or printed material, included but not limited to book maps, sketch dummies, passes, proofs, and advance copies.

• Circulates materials to Editorial, Design, and Production, efficiently and according to appropriate workflows.

•Compiles and clarifies all editorial and copyediting comments before routing to Design or Production.

•Manages BMP and Top Secret reprints, ensuring proper updates and corrections are made for each printing.

• Performs cold reads of books, as needed.

• Draft process documents, as needed.

• Provides training and guidance to staff, as needed.

• Attends monthly Editorial meetings.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree.

• Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skill

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn our existing software.

• Experience with InCopy is a plus.

• Ability to easily take on new tasks as they arise and reprioritize appropriately.

• Self-motivated and able to manage a large workload in a fast-paced environment.

• 2 – 3 years of experience in publishing (or a related field) required.

• Relocation to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Highlights is a mission driven organization.  We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. Through the work we do and as an inclusive corporate community, we are dedicated to cultivating our best selves in our workplace.  We aim to hire talent that strives for excellence while doing the work they love, by enhancing the lives of kids and families.  We come together with a common purpose because, we believe children are the world's most important people.  

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