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Editorial Assistant (Burnsville, MN)
Graphic Designer (Burnville, MN)
Production Artist (Burnsville, MN)
Production Editor (Burnsville, MN)
Senior Acquisitions Editor (Center City, MN)
Assistant Editor (Minneapolis, MN)




Editorial Assistant (Burnsville, MN)
August 20, 2019
Red Line Editorial is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.

This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our projects. This position requires keen attention to detail, great communication skills, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects.

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. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce. The editorial assistant will play a key role helping our staff members maintain that reputation.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including:
• Coordinate vendor relationships and assignments
• Maintain freelance-related documentation
• Receive and document manuscript submissions from authors; submit manuscripts to outside partners as needed
• FTP management, including file uploads to/from clients and file cleanup
• Maintain RLE’s onsite library
• Coordinate comp copy orders for authors and other vendors
• Create, route, and organize author contracts
• Perform editorial tasks as needed, such as photo research, caption writing, fact-checking, index builds, proofreads, markup transfers, etc.
• Perform office assistant duties as assigned, including light cleaning tasks and front desk coverage
• Other duties as required

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
• An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
• A strong commitment to achieving deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• A tremendous attention to every last detail
• Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
• Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
• Solid grammar skills
• Knowledge of and interest in professional sports is a plus

This job is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, on-site in our Burnsville office. We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a health insurance plan, 401k, 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 and cover letter to jobs@redlineeditorial.com. No phone calls, please.

Compensation: Upper 20s/Low 30s, DOQ, plus benefits

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Graphic Designer (Burnville, MN)
August 13, 2019
Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Graphic Designer to join our staff of print and online 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. We are seeking a Graphic Designer to assist in design and production tasks for publishers and schools.

Duties will include:
• Creation of new designs for book covers and interiors
• Creation of Adobe InDesign templates for use in book production
• Book layout using established templates and styles in InDesign, including text formatting and image placement
• Inputting changes in to InDesign files from marked-up printouts
• Manipulating and color-correcting images and graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Creating charts, maps, or other graphical elements as assigned
• Collaborating with other members of our design and production team on templates and page turns

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
• A two-year or four-year degree in graphic design or like field
• Two years of experience working on page production projects, particularly multiple-page publications
• A keen eye for design, and ability to produce original and innovative creative work
• Ability to uphold brand standards for multiple clients, and ensure consistency across a variety of projects
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
• A tremendous attention to every last detail, including the ability to adhere to style and layout guidelines within a template, and maintain consistency across multiple files.
• Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
• Knowledge and experience with CMYK printing process
• Knowledge and experience with color correction/photo aesthetics
• Familiarity with basic edit/proofreader marks
• Strong organizational skills

This job is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, on-site in our Burnsville office. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and design samples to jobs@redlineeditorial.com. No phone calls, please.

Compensation: mid- to upper-30s, DOQ

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Production Artist (Burnsville, MN)
August 08, 2019
Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Production Artist to join our staff of print and online 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. We are seeking a Production Artist to fill an essential role on our staff.

Duties will include:
• Book production using established templates and styles
• Book layout using Adobe InDesign with an InCopy workflow, including text formatting and image placement
• Input changes into InDesign files from marked-up PDFs
• Manipulate and color-correct images and graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Create charts, maps, or other graphical elements as assigned
• Create marketing images as requested
• Collaborate with other members of our production team on templates and page turns
• Potentially execute design work on book covers and book series, depending on the candidate

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
• A two-year or four-year degree in graphic design or like field
• One year of experience working on page production projects, particularly multiple-page publications
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
• A tremendous attention to every last detail, including the ability to adhere to style and layout guidelines within a template, and maintain consistency across multiple files
• Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
• Knowledge and experience with CMYK printing process
• Knowledge and experience with color correction/photo aesthetics
• Familiarity with basic edit/proofreader marks
• Strong organizational skills

This job is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, on-site in our Burnsville office. We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a health insurance plan, 401k, 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 a cover letter, resume, and layout samples to jobs@redlineeditorial.comt. No phone calls, please.

Compensation: ~30K, DOQ, plus benefits. More qualified candidates will also be considered.

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Production Editor (Burnsville, MN)
August 08, 2019
Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Production Editor to join our staff of print and online 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. We are seeking a Production Editor to assist in editorial and production tasks for publishers and schools.

Our Production Editor will fill an essential role on our staff. Duties will include:
• Book production using established templates and styles
• Book layout using Adobe InDesign with an InCopy workflow, including text formatting and image placement
• Input changes into InDesign files from marked-up PDFs
• Manipulate and color-correct images and graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Creating charts, maps, or other graphical elements as assigned
• Create marketing images as requested
• Collaborate with other members of our production team on templates and page turns
• Cross-check page turns
• Developmental editing and project management of assigned manuscripts, with oversight from other editors
• Coordinate and communicate with authors, vendors, and clients on assigned projects
• Perform editorial tasks including photo research, proofreading, fact-checking, index creation

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
• BA in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar; degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered
• Strong computer skills, including Adobe InDesign experience
• Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

This job is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, on-site in our Burnsville office. We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a health insurance plan, 401k, 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 a cover letter, resume, and layout samples to jobs@redlineeditorial.comt. No phone calls, please.

Compensation: ~30K, DOQ, plus benefits. More qualified candidates will also be considered.

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Senior Acquisitions Editor (Center City, MN)
July 29, 2019
Hazelden Publishing is the leading publisher of evidence-based programs to address prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery from addiction and related issues. This position is a lead editorial role responsible for the development of high quality and engaging educational products (e.g., curricula, training manuals, workbooks) for Publishing's professional markets (e.g., treatment centers, correctional facilities, and K–12 schools).

This position will conduct ongoing research to identify the latest trends in the field to inform the development of or acquisition of new B2B products. Acquire products by managing author relationships and negotiating author agreements, conducting user research and product design and financial analyses to fulfill Publishing's product plan and revenue goals. Develop educational products by editing existing content and writing new content that reflects sound instructional design principles, as well as, managing the work of subcontractors (e.g., writers). Advocate for the product during final production and market/sales launch.

Minimum/Essential Qualifications
Education, training, licensure, experience, etc.
• Bachelor's degree in English, instructional design, journalism, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of five years product development or instructional design experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Education, training, licensure, experience, etc.
• Master's degree preferred.
• Experience developing products specific to Hazelden Publishing's markets.
• Experience working in a publishing environment.

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Assistant Editor (Minneapolis, MN)
July 08, 2019
1517 Media is a dynamic team of publishing professionals seeking to grow our trade publishing program. We publish high-quality books that nourish souls, ignite minds, and promote the common good. 1517 Media strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for all regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, nation of origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Beaming Books publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive in every part of who they are — emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With topics ranging from self-esteem to kindness, ethics, and faith, our books are designed to spark the imagination and equip kids and families to live full and flourishing lives, together.

Beaming Books seeks an Assistant Editor to join our editorial department in our downtown Minneapolis office. The Assistant Editor will provide essential editorial and administrative support to the Editorial Director on children's book projects.

The Assistant Editor will:
• Manage production of assigned book projects from manuscript to finished book (both print and digital), and independently manage 1–2 titles per season
• Consult with acquisitions editors on the vision and creative needs of each book
• Assist acquisitions editors in providing materials and information for sales, marketing, and publicity for assigned titles, coordinate reprints and paperbacks, and update metadata for backlist
• Review proofs and manage the work of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders
• Generate and track contract and payment requests
• Work with other departments such as design, purchasing, marketing, and finance as needed to move book projects through copyediting, page layout, and proof review to manufacturing
• Create and track project schedules and budgets to deliver books to press on time and on budget
• Manage and execute efficient publishing processes for book production, author/illustrator communication, digital file creation, project archiving, and other aspects of the publishing process

Desired education and experience:
• BA degree required in English, Journalism, or related field
• 1–3 years of experience editing picture books, juvenile nonfiction, and juvenile fiction preferred
• Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children's book marketplace
• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel required; knowledge of PPT, Bookscan, databases, Adobe Creative Suite, and ability to produce reports a plus
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and work independently
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to details
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem resolution skills
• Understands and values a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, seeking continuous improvement

Please include your resume and cover letter with your application. Go to "Click here for more information" to apply.

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a talented group of individuals that have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly-designed headquarters hosts 90 employees in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.

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