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Editorial Assistant

Red Line Editorial is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.

This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our projects. This position requires keen attention to detail, great communication skills, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce. The editorial assistant will play a key role helping our staff members maintain that reputation.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including:

— Coordinate vendor relationships and assignments
— Maintain freelance-related documentation
— Receive and document manuscript submissions from authors; submit manuscripts to outside partners as needed
— FTP management, including file uploads to/from clients and file cleanup
— Maintain RLE’s onsite library
— Coordinate comp copy orders for authors and other vendors
— Create, route, and organize author contracts
— Perform editorial tasks as needed, such as photo research, caption writing, fact checking, index builds, proofreads, markup transfers, etc.
— Perform office assistant duties as assigned, including light cleaning tasks and front desk coverage
— Other duties as required

The ideal candidate will possess at minimum:
— A four-year degree in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar; degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered
— An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
— A strong commitment to achieving deadlines in a fast-paced environment
— A tremendous attention to every last detail
— Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
— Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
— Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
— Solid grammar skills
— Knowledge of and interest in professional sports is a plus

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan and 401K for full-time employees, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Location: Remote until at least June 2021, then mostly onsite in our Mendota Heights office.

Compensation: 30K-plus, DOQ, plus benefits

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