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Associate Editor/Editor (commensurate with experience)

At Bearport Publishing, we believe that books with good writing and amazing images are irresistible to kids. We also believe that providing kids with books they want to read is one of the surest ways to foster reading achievement. These two principles guide the development of all our curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8.

We are currently looking for someone who is dynamic and detail-oriented to join our editorial team. Responsibilities will vary based on experience but may include any or all of the following: editing and leveling manuscripts, reviewing layouts, writing copy as applicable, and collaborating with the book development team to bring books to life in print and digital formats. This position will report to Bearport’s Managing Editor with whom they will work closely in many aspects of the development process to meet editorial deadlines.

Experience and Skills
• Bachelor’s Degree (English or similar major preferable) or equivalent work experience
• Detail and deadline oriented
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofing skills
• Strong organizational, self-management, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Professional nonfiction children’s book editing experience a plus
• Knowledge of GRL, ATOS, and other leveling systems a plus
• Familiarity with education and curriculum requirements desirable
• Must be familiar with Mac OS, and Microsoft Office; proficiency with Adobe Acrobat a plus
• Willingness to work hard and have a fun in a small company

Benefits
• Paid time off and holidays
• Health insurance
• 401k with company match
• Profit sharing
• Paid parental leave
• Summer work hours

About Bearport
Since 2005 Bearport Publishing has received numerous awards for its high-quality nonfiction books. Its focus has been narrative nonfiction and unique, high-interest subjects for beginning and struggling readers. Browse our books, read reviews, and get to know us a little better at bearportpublishing.com.

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Does Bearport sound like the place for you? Tell us why you’d make an outstanding addition to our staff as an Editor. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@bearportpublishing.com. No phone calls please. We look forward to hearing from you!