Junior Library Guild
Type: Full Time
Position: Editorial Assistant
JLG editorial assistants must have a good critical eye, be able to articulate ideas both in written evaluations and group discussions, work through a high volume of material under deadline pressure, and be willing to take on various duties in our small department.
A Bachelor of Arts is required. Knowledge of proofreading and copyediting marks is a plus, as is familiarity with children’s and young adult books and the library market. Spanish proficiency and strong computer skills, especially with Excel, are extremely desirable.
The major responsibilities of the job are assisting the Editorial Director; administrative tasks including logging in and tracking submissions; reading and evaluating children’s and young adult books from prepublication materials; and writing descriptions for our catalogs and Web site.
Please submit cover letter with salary requirements, résumé, and a one-page writing sample (article, essay, reader’s report, catalog copy, etc.) in the body of the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Attachments will NOT be opened)
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
Please do not contact via telephone.
The Junior Library Guild is a unique service that provides school and public libraries with new frontlist children’s books. We make our selections from publishers in advance of the books’ publication and distribute them to the libraries on a monthly basis. Our books range in level from preschool through mature young adult and include fiction and nonfiction.
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Type: Part Time
Position: Assistant Editor
Location: Brooklyn, NY
KidSpirit, the award-winning magazine and online community by and for youth, seeks an independent, organized, self-starter as a part-time Assistant Editor (approximately 20 hours a week). KidSpirit is an unaffiliated, non-profit quarterly magazine for 11-16 year-olds to tackle life’s big questions in an open and inclusive environment.
This is a multi-faceted position for someone who is highly organized, detail oriented, and enjoys taking the lead on several tasks at once. A good fit for those with a degree in English, Religion, Cultural Studies, or Philosophy, or for those with an interest in working with youth to help refine writing and critical thinking skills. Please look at KidSpirit’s website (www.kidspiritonline.com) to see the range of themes and quality of content. Superior written, communication, and organizational skills are essential.
1-2 years’ experience in an editorial or management position is preferred. KidSpirit has a stable and committed staff; only applicants interested in committing to a minimum of one year for this New York-based position should apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and references. Salary commensurate with experience.
- helping facilitate monthly meetings with KidSpirit’s all-youth Editorial Board, and acting as communications liaison for contributors;
- being the point person for general inquires and correspondence;
- proofreading and editing content on website and annual print volume;
- managing youth memberships on website;
- preparing, proofreading and submitting content for external publications, such as the Huffington Post;
- creating educational Group Guides;
- helping with KidSpirit’s annual fundraiser and other events.
KidSpirit is created by and for 11- to 16-year-olds eager to explore life’s big questions in an open and inclusive forum. A non-profit online community and quarterly magazine, KidSpirit fosters dialogue among youth around the globe from many backgrounds and traditions. Find out more by going to www.kidspiritonline.com.
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