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Editorial Director
Albert Whitman & Company
Chicago Area
Date Posted
Albert Whitman & Company is seeking an Editorial Director with experience in all aspects of children’s book publishing. The Editorial Director will have responsibility for content acquisition, book and list development, as well as supervision of a team of editors. This role requires excellent author/agent relationships, solid children’s book development experience, negotiation skills, management experience, P&L understanding and a strong background in developing editorial budgets. The Editorial Director must also have the ability to work collaboratively with internal teams: Design, Production, Marketing, Sales and Business Management.


•Lead the planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordination of new books from acquisition through production

•Lead content acquisition efforts and manage author/agent, editor and freelance relationships

•Partner with the Sales and Marketing teams to ensure strategic planning and scheduling of new books


•Minimum of 12 years experience in children’s book publishing with a minimum of 4 years managing an editorial team

•Working knowledge of all aspects of acquisitions and list management

•Previous hands on experience in picture book editing and copy editing

•A demonstrated ability to recognize and acquire children’s book talent

•Strong people management skills with demonstrated success in hiring, developing, coaching and retaining staff

About us:

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries. Our highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. We are also known for our special interest titles that address subjects such as disease, bullying, and emotions. All of our Albert Whitman books treat readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally. Albert Whitman & Company publishes approximately seventy new titles per year and publishes a backlist of approximately eight hundred titles.

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