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Job Posting: Senior Editor

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

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.

This is a position that will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our editorial projects, including leadership of editorial imprint(s) for our clients. This position requires keen attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an ability to manage an involved editorial process.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including:
— Management of the book development process for assigned book projects from manuscripts through page layout and proof stages
— Completion of developmental edits, photo research, and caption writing
— Communication and relationship building with publisher clients
— Collaboration with internal editors and design/production staff
— Oversight of external authors and vendors
— Assessment and quality assurance of books edited by colleagues, including quality reviews at manuscript, page layout, and final approval stages
— Maintenance of series style guidelines

The senior editor will work on books and marketing materials. A library or education background is a plus.

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.
— Five years of experience working on books and/or educational materials
— An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
— A strong commitment to achieving deadlines
— A tremendous attention to every last detail
— Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
— An ability to effectively handle a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
— Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
— Proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
— Solid grammar skills

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan, 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, cover letter, and salary requirements to No phone calls, please.

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

Compensation: mid- to upper-40s, DOQ, plus benefits

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