Brookes Publishing is looking for a talented Associate Editor to join our team. Brookes publishes educational resources, assessments, and curricula for professionals in early childhood, special education, and speech-language pathology. Our unwavering commitment to helping all children reach their potential by providing highly effective products and services to the people who serve them has made us a respected leader in the industry.
The successful candidate will have relevant publishing or subject-matter experience and enjoy intellectual challenge. This Associate Editor position involves engagement with a range of responsibilities to acquire and develop books, products, and services. Scope of work will include working with Acquisitions Editors to:
Meet defined objectives and goals for manuscript development and delivery
Plan the organization, features, and other aspects of products; complete developmental edits; prepare developmental reviews and analyses
Ensure timely development and delivery of manuscript and other product materials; manage manuscript launch tasks and processes for assigned products
Complete timely and thoughtful review of product content, front matter, artwork, designs, and other related materials
Develop and maintain relationships with authors in assigned list areas
Attend symposia, conferences, meetings to enhance relationships and build knowledge
Solicit and assess product proposals for publication; coordinate internal and external review of product proposals
Coordinate timely receipt of agreements, contracts, and all other legal documentation related to product acquisition and publication
Conduct continual list, legislation, market and competition research; demonstrate knowledge in launch meetings, positioning meetings, editorial committee, and sales meetings
Meet defined objectives and goals for product acquisition, project and author management, manuscript development and delivery
At least a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience and/or mix of experience and education (knowledge of K-12 education, specials education, early childhood, and/or communication and language markets is a plus)
Demonstrated proficiency in developmental editing and project analysis
Excellent communication, editing, and writing skills
Excellent research, data analysis, and multi-project management skills
Intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite programs; some graphics experience useful but not required
Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in an office environment
To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
Brookes Publishing, a scholarly publishing company in Towson (just north of Baltimore) publishes highly respected books and other resources in early childhood, early intervention, inclusive and special education, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, literacy, communication and language, behavior, and mental health. Our products range from graduate-level textbooks, professional refere...nces, and practical handbooks to curricula, assessment tools, online systems, and professional development offerings. What we believe at Brookes Publishing is simple: “All people deserve to reach their potential.” Each day, we work hard to help unlock that potential. We strive to be recognized as the leading and most trusted publisher in the fields we help advance, partnering with top experts to deliver relevant, high-quality, research-backed content in optimal form and price for our customers. We show our commitment and connection to the areas in which we publish through our active involvement in the communities we serve. We believe that our company’s independence is a great strength, and that our mission is best achieved through passionate dedication to a sustainable, profitable publishing program while recognizing and rewarding the unique contributions of each employee. Whether you are a professional, a faculty member, a parent, a self-advocate, or one of our business partners, we value the work you do and share your commitment to better lives and outcomes for all people.
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