Fantastic career opportunity to be an editor for a top-five publisher and work with some of the most influential authors in Christian publishing. The Specialty Division at HarperCollins Christian Publishing is seeking an editor to manage children’s books. Duties include project management of children’s books, both proprietary and author- or ministry-driven, hiring and working with freelance writers, substantive editing, as well as production editing, including managing copyediting, proofreading, collating, style coding, and other editorial processes.
This editor will have the opportunity to work directly with authors to shape message and tone, as well as work with art directors and designers on design and illustration input. Book formats will include board books, picture books, and children’s devotionals. The Specialty Division at Thomas Nelson publishes Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling, as well as numerous other bestselling authors and titles.
Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style. Knowledge of Christian authors and publishing.
Work Experience: 4 years as an editor or 6 years as a professional copyeditor. Experience creating children’s books, including four-color experience and strong editing and content development skills.
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Industry Knowledge: Well versed in Bible stories and various Bible translations. Working knowledge of popular Christian authors, key Christian ministries, and general Christian culture.
HarperCollins is an Equal Opportunity Employer