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Careers: Editor / Associate Editor

Overview

Job title: Editor / Associate Editor

Location: New York / Hybrid (3x per week in-office)

Employment status: Full-time

ABOUT US

Rebel Girls is a global, multi-platform empowerment brand dedicated to helping raise the most inspired and confident generation of girls through content, experiences, products, and community.

Originating from an international best-selling children’s book, Rebel Girls amplifies stories of real-life, extraordinary women throughout history, geography, and field of excellence.

With a growing community of nearly 20 million self-identified Rebel Girls spanning more than 100 countries, the brand engages with Generation Alpha through its book series, premier app, events, and merchandise.

To date, we have sold more than 8 million books in 49 languages and reached 18 million digital audio listens. Our award recognition includes New York Times bestseller list, 2022 Apple Design Award for Social Impact, multiple Webby Awards for family & kids and education, Common Sense Media Selection and iHeart Media Podcast nomination among many others.

THE ROLE AND IMPACT YOU’LL MAKE

Rebel Girls team members relentlessly innovate on behalf of our community and actively participate in a strong culture of rapid experimentation, applied learnings, and growth. 

Rebel Girls editorial department is seeking an energetic and creative editor or associate editor who is ready to dive in and complete a few books already underway and begin to develop and edit new titles for girls aged 7 to 12.

The editor will work on our upcoming mini books, in addition to gift books and kits, imaginative nonfiction, prescriptive nonfiction, middle grade fiction, and ancillary printed products for the Rebel Girls franchise.

The editor must be able to work independently to edit books and help develop new projects, and must have some knowledge about the latest trends in children’s publishing. An ideal candidate will have some experience editing illustrated nonfiction and/or branded books.

This position will report to the head of book development. 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Shepherd book projects through the publishing process, from conceptualization, through writing, editing, design, copy editing, fact-checking, proofreading, and coordinating the shipping of final files to pre-production.
  • Create detailed outlines/TOCs of book projects.
  • Edit manuscripts, and review sketches/final art, layouts, and proofs.
  • Write copy for book covers, title information sheets, and seasonal catalogs.
  • Write and copyedit text for book projects and other company initiatives.
  • Participate in brainstorms and book development meetings.
  • Prepare book briefs and make offers to authors, agents, and packagers.
  • Maintain database of suggested subjects; research and suggest potential subjects and content for RG book projects.

YOU WILL BRING TO THE TEAM

  • 3+ years editorial experience in children’s publishing or book packaging.
  • Experience working on children’s nonfiction and/or middle grade fiction.
  • Strong copy editing skills and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Ability to mark up text in Acrobat and input text changes in InDesign.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills and organization skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; willingness to accept feedback.
  • Passion for female empowerment.

Bonus Points!

  • Understanding of middle grade publishing trends.
  • Network of agents and writers.
  • The ability to speak/read a language other than English.
  • Experience editing graphic novels.

BENEFITS

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision plans for you and your dependents.
  • 401K program with Company matching.
  • Vacation, sick and holiday leave.
  • Equity in a fast growing, purpose-driven company.

Rebel Girls requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

How to apply

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio and a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.com with the subject line “Editor / Associate Editor”.