Posted: May 03, 2018

Editorial Assistant- Highlights Press

Highlights Editorial Services
Honesdale, PA
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Editorial Assistant, Highlights Press

Highlights Press is looking for a creative, innovative, detail-oriented editorial assistant to contribute to the growth of the publishing program. Devoted to Fun with a Purpose®, Highlights for Children, Inc., has helped children become their best selves since our flagship magazine, Highlights®, debuted in 1946. Highlights Press, the branded book publishing imprint, publishes a variety of formats, including activity books and pads, puzzle books, Hidden Pictures® books, joke books, novelty books, gift books, and baby books. The book publishing division of Highlights for Children, which combines both Boyds Mills Press and Highlights Press, believes in publishing books for children of all ages that are engaging, exciting, interesting, and fun, because “children are the world’s most important people.”

We have an immediate opening for an Editorial Assistant. The position is a one-year paid internship with medical benefits and a retirement-program opportunity.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Highlights Press editorial department to accomplish the duties listed below, reporting to two full-time Editors. The ideal candidate will have one to two years’ experience developing content for children. Outstanding editing, writing, and organizational skills are also required.


Assist the editors in the innovation and creation of all Highlights Press products, including:

  • creating bookmaps for repurposed puzzle and activity books
  • writing manuscripts, puzzle directions, and art prompts for puzzle and activity books
  • drafting back cover copy, catalog copy, and tip sheet copy
  • researching competitive formats and price points for new product lines
  • brainstorming new format and content innovation with the editorial team
  • proofreading puzzle and activity book series passes
  • developing content libraries using our asset database
  • supporting licensing and proprietary project development
  • maintaining publishing plan spreadsheets and taking editorial meeting notes
  • performing other editorial tasks as necessary



  • Bachelor’s degree at minimum
  • One to two years’ experience in children’s publishing or branded content development/creation
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interests in children and publishing
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania


Location: Honesdale, PA (Click for more information about Honesdale and the surrounding area.)

Highlights is a dynamic organization focused on delivering excellence in all facets of our business. We offer a positive environment and competitive compensation and benefits. EOE

Please apply online on the Highlights Job Board website:


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