Editorial Director, S&S Books For Young Readers

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Ref#: 33976
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About 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.
Description:

The Editorial Director will work in conjunction to the VP, Publisher to oversee and further develop the list of commercial fiction and non-fiction for all age ranges.  The imprint publishes 75 titles a year including paperback reprints.  Editorial Director will be responsible for editing 10 – 15 titles a year (all age ranges), while also supervising a portion of the editorial staff and serving as a backup to the Publisher. Candidate will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the existing roster of talent, mentoring the junior staff, presenting at various sales meetings, maintaining production schedules, liaising with other departments, and attending various conferences to represent the imprint.

Qualifications:

10 years minimum experience in children's publishing. Management experience and strong presentation skills needed. Candidate should have familiarity with all ages and formats of children’s publishing, a strong grasp on budgeting and the financial aspects of the industry, and a sense of current market trends.  Established contacts within the agent, author and illustrator community a must.


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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