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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

F/T - Assistant Editor - School Library Journal

Company:       School Library Journal
Position:         Assistant Editor, Book Review/Managing Editor, Extra Helping
Location:          New York ,  NY
School Library Journal (SLJ), the nation’s leading publication for librarians who work with children and teens and the largest reviewer of content for young people is seeking an Assistant Editor for its book review department. This individual will also serve as the Managing Editor for Extra Helping, SLJ’s twice-weekly, award-winning, digital newsletter.
As Assistant Editor for the book review, this individual will be responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic data for the 4,000+ reviews that SLJ publishes annually. In addition, this editor copyedits all reviews and is responsible for managing changes in the reviews through to publication.
As Managing Editor of Extra Helping, this editor organizes, edits, and proofreads all content for the newsletter—which has been produced by other editors and contributors—integrates art, enters the content in our content management system, and works with production staff to deploy the newsletter.
Other responsibilities including providing bibliographic data for features and stories; editing the magazine’s Letters to the Editor; proofreading news, columns, and features as needed; and managing several components of our website.
The successful candidate should be comfortable meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects, and working under pressure. Previous copy editing experience, work with digital publishing, and experience in children’s publishing or library services to children and teens are all pluses.
Benefits include:
Medical/Dental/Flexible Spending
Basic life insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
Short/Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
401(k) with Company match
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to  Brian Kenney , Editorial Director, School Library Journal,  Resumes received without salary requirements will not be considered.  
Etta Thornton-Verma
Associate Editor, School Library Journal
Editor, Series Made Simple
160 Varick St., 11th Floor
New York,  NY  10013
Phone: (646) 380-0748