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Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books has an opening for an Associate Managing Editor who will ensure our Children’s titles are created with a high level of quality and in a timely and cost-efficient manner. The person in this role will manage project workflow of children’s titles while working collaboratively with Editorial, Design, and Production. The position involves evaluating freelance copy editors and proofreaders, managing reprint corrections, reviewing materials such as book jackets and marketing copy, and making editorial style decisions. The Associate Managing Editor will work closely with book team members, monitor schedules, assist in running status and transmittal meetings and ensure accuracy of metadata.

The position requires three or more years’ experience in managing editorial or production editing, or equivalent experience as a freelance proofreader and/or copy editor. Strong grammar skills, a working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, and proofreading and/or copyediting experience are necessary. Experience fact checking or hiring fact-checkers is a plus, but not essential. The associate managing editor must have strong organizational skills, experience in working with deadlines, and the ability to manage several tasks at once, both independently and with a wide variety of people.

Chronicle Books is committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@chroniclebooks.com. Be sure to include "Associate Managing Editor" in the subject line. Chronicle Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer.