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Associate Editor (Sports focus)

Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Associate Editor to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects, including a large number of sports-related books. As a result, a strong knowledge and interest in sports is a requirement for this position. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a variety of other genres.

This is a position that will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our editorial projects. This position requires keen attention to detail and an ability to manage an involved editorial process.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including project management of assigned manuscripts, with oversight from other editors. Duties will include developmental edits, collaboration with external authors and vendors, photo research and caption writing, manuscript writing or rewriting, fact-checking, and other editorial duties as assigned.

The best candidates will have a knack for storytelling, with the ability to incorporate detail, accuracy, and narrative in explaining a broad range of topics. Strong research and organizational skills are a must, as is the ability to work on tight deadlines while balancing multiple projects.

The ideal candidate will possess at minimum:
— BA in Journalism, Communications, English, History, or equivalent
— One year of experience working on books and/or educational materials, preferably with experience in developmental editing
— Ability to write in a variety of styles, preferably with experience in writing leveled text for young readers
— Avid interest and knowledge of a variety of sports, including the current landscape and sports history
— Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
— A tremendous attention to every last detail
— Ability to write quickly and handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
— Ability to effectively handle a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
— Familiarity with, or willingness to learn about, curriculum standards as they relate to educational books
— Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
— Proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA

This job is a full-time position with benefits. We offer a competitive compensation package, including a health insurance plan, 401k, 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 your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, tell us about your favorite sports book, either one you read as a child or as an adult. No phone calls, please.

Location: A mix of remote work and working onsite in our Mendota Heights office

Compensation: low 30Ks, DOQ, plus benefits

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