Assistant Editor, Simon Spotlight
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.
Seeking an assistant editor for a busy imprint responsible for mainly licensed tie-in titles. This position works directly with licensors for story development, manuscripts, and approvals. The assistant editor also writes many titles per list. With supervision the assistant editor also cultivates original fiction for our chapter book and beginning reader series, coming up with concepts, editing manuscripts and recruit writers. Formats vary from chapter books and novels to 8x8 storybooks, novelty books, board books and beginning readers. The assistant editor works across departments with managing editorial and design to facilitate schedules and help guide the art direction of a title. Title count is 20-25 titles per year. This position reports directly to the Editorial Director.
We are seeking a highly creative individual with strong writing, editing and communication skills are a must. Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize deadlines is essential. A love of pop-culture and media tie-ins is preferred. Must have some experience with licensed tie-in books. 2-4 years experience in children’s publishing required.
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