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Washington, DC
Date Posted
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is in search of an Editor-in-Chief, Books and Related Resources for its books program. The position is located in our Washington, DC Headquarters Office.

The target audience for NAEYC’s books is early childhood education (ECE) faculty, students, and practitioners working with children, birth–age 8. The peer-reviewed program releases produces, acquires, or updates 15 to 20 books yearly and has annual sales of $3 million, with 80+ books in print and a staff of four.

The program’s goals are to meet the learning needs of a diverse audience, as well as provide revenue in support of NAEYC’s other programs and activities. Each book must meet the highest standards regarding ECE best practice and the research base on how young children develop and learn optimally.

Major Duties:
 Manage all key aspects of the acquisition and positioning of professional books and book-related resources (print and non-print)
 Shape the program’s focus, taking into consideration the diverse learning needs of the larger early childhood community
 Establish clear and attainable mission for each fiscal year or product, including overseeing the mid-and-backlist list and publishing cycle
 Define and deliver in accordance with strategic publishing plans
 Expand the quantity and range of products published,
 Acquire publishable material of high quality,
 Lead the developmental editing work,
 Collaborate with the other departments on collateral materials (e.g., webcasts, online chats, journal articles, brochures), and
 Identify high quality books by other publishers to resell.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in ECE, child development, or closely related area, Ph.D. preferred or at minimum 10 years work experience at a senior level in direct service to young children and their families (classroom/administration) and/or training support of early childhood practitioners. Five years minimum of publishing experience at a senior level in developmental editing or acquisitions; preferably at a non-profit professional organization. Evidence of strong managerial, conceptual, and writing skills is required. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

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