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THE OPPORTUNITY

Seeking an energetic and creative Senior Editor to join the Graphix imprint, the #1 graphic novel imprint for kids, in the Trade Book Group of Scholastic Inc.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Editor will acquire elementary and middle grade graphic novels, working with authors and artists on text and art: editing manuscripts, proofreading galley proofs; reviewing sketches and giving art notes; and reviewing final art, mechanicals, and other stages of production; managing approval processes when applicable; and writing cover copy, fact sheets, catalog copy and presentation scripts.

One focus of this position will be to proactively and reactively develop graphic novels with the school channels in mind, understanding their growing needs and fulfilling those needs creatively.


Editorial Responsibilities:

• Work closely with a supervising Executive Editor and Publisher to build and grow the Graphix list.
• Develop strong relationships with our Club and Fair category managers to acquire and develop projects that work in those markets as well as the Trade market.
• Submit proposals in preparation for acquisitions and soliciting the School Market
• Develop strong relationships with agents and evaluate submissions
• Negotiate offers and basic contracts with agents and authors
• Run P&L's for potential acquisitions
• Work closely with production to meet all book schedule and production dates for sales materials and bound books.

Required Competencies:
Must be organized, energetic, and passionate about graphic novels for younger children 3-7) and middle grade kids (8-12). Must be able to prioritize and juggle a variety of projects. Must have great communication skills, be a team player, attend to details, and keep to schedules. Must be creative and have an understanding of the competition and the comics/graphic novel marketplace.

HOW YOU CAN FIT

Specific Experience:
Approx. 5+ years editorial experience, managing a successful list of graphic novels and working for a trade publisher. Prior experience acquiring titles and working with agents and authors is required, as is editorial experience working on graphic novels for children.

Specific Skills:
Writing, editing, presenting, proofreading, and all general computer applications used in publishing.


WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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