Senior Editor, Non-fiction Trade
New York, NY
Date Posted
The Company:

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site, http://www.scholastic.com. You can also visit the Company blog at http://www.oomscholastic.com.

The Opportunity:

This position will provide an opportunity for an energetic Senior Editor to join a team of smart, creative and supportive professionals. She/he will work in non-fiction, a genre that’s experiencing explosive growth. Additionally, she/he will join a division that sells great fun books to all channels of distribution, including the school market channels.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Manage all aspects of the Non-fiction editorial process for approximately 20 books per season (50-60 books per year) for the Trade and School Channels. Liaison with Non-fiction Global Publisher.

Specific Responsibilities:

The primary focus of this position will be to proactively and reactively develop non-fiction titles with the school channels, understanding their growing needs and fulfilling those needs accurately, and efficiently. There is a growing need in the Trade and school markets for non-fiction titles based on Common Core.

In addition the Senior Editor will work with agents to acquire narrative non-fiction for the middle grade and young adult audience. Editor will then work with authors, illustrators, foreign publishers, or packagers on text and art; editing manuscripts, proofreading galley proofs; reviewing sketches; and reviewing final art, mechanicals, and other stages of production; managing approval processes when applicable; and writing cover copy, fact sheets, catalog copy and presentation scripts.

Range of Editorial Publishing tasks, including but not limited to the following:

-Work closely with Publisher & school market channels on special projects, executing a wide range of ideas
-Generate proposals in preparation for acquisitions and soliciting the School Market
-Manage School Market original publishing - track all projects, assign editors, work with design & freelancers
-Run P&L's for potential acquisitions
-Work closely with production on scheduling

Required Competencies:

Must be organized, energetic, and passionate about non-fiction books for children and young adults. Must be able to prioritize and juggle a variety of projects. Must have great communication skills, be a team player, attend to details, and keep to schedules. Must be creative and have an understanding of the competition and the marketplace.

Specific Experience:

Approx. 5+ years of editorial experience, managing a list and working for a trade publisher. Prior experience acquiring titles and working with agents and authors is required. Non-fiction editorial experience and experience working with packagers is a plus.

Specific Skills:

Writing, editing, presenting and proofreading, computer skills.

Apply Now
« Back to list
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.