Title
Editor
Employer
becker&mayer!
Location
Bellevue, WA

Please note: We offer fully subsidized monthly transit as part of our benefits package to facilitate commuting from Seattle and other locations.

Date Posted
08/16/2014
Description
becker&mayer! seeks an experienced full-time Editor, with children’s/juvenile experience, to join our book group. This Editor manages all editorial work from concept to publication for a variety of book projects, and is the primary contact with the publisher (and the licensor, if appropriate) throughout the development process. The Editor is the team leader on designated proposals and book projects, initiating and developing book ideas, detailing and monitoring schedules, enlisting authors, and writing content. This position is located in our Bellevue, WA office.

Key Responsibilities:
* Leads book development process from concept to publication.
* Collaborates creatively with team members in developing and delivering high-quality proposals and projects.
* Manages book projects through manuscript to final file delivery, serving as a liaison with publishing partners (and licensors, as appropriate), including building and monitoring schedules, negotiating author agreements, hiring freelance editors, and closely collaborating with in-house design and production staff
* Independently edits book proposals and projects, often providing written content, including cover copy and captions.
* Contributes proactively to new ideas.
* Researches and enlists appropriate authors, helping expand the stable of highly skilled writers.
* Writes pitches, sell sheets, catalog copy, and other content in support of proposals and projects.

Qualifications:
* BA in English, journalism, or related area of study required.
* 3-5 years editorial experience required in adult or juvenile book content
* Strong editing ability, i.e., developmental, substantive, and line editing.
* Strong organizational and planning skills.
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Strong computer skills including Acrobat and MS Suite.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Strong writing and grammar skills.
* Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects within tight deadlines.
* Ability to make timely decisions and to adapt when appropriate.
* Ability to take initiative and to be self-directed.
* Ability to work independently as well as a team contributor.

Who We Are:
becker&mayer! is one of the largest book producers in the United States, creating innovative juvenile and adult books designed to inform and entertain. We are the recognized leader in developing original juvenile products in the "book-plus" category. Our adult titles span a wide array of nonfiction topics, and we often work closely with the world’s top entertainment brands. becker&mayer! generates 90% of its book ideas in-house, and creative thinking and creative problem-solving is highly valued and supported. becker&mayer! is part of The McEvoy Group family of companies.

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