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Senior Risk & Contract Officer (Edina, MN)
Software Engineer (Edina, MN)
Editorial Assistant (Burnsville, MN)
Assistant Editor (Minneapolis, MN)




Senior Risk & Contract Officer (Edina, MN)
September 05, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Senior Risk and Contract Officer to join our team.

Capstone combines a passion for helping foster a powerful love of reading and learning with the talent to create award-winning books and media.

The Senior Risk and Contract Officer oversees strategy, governance, and processes related to risk and contract management, working closely with the Publisher and Business Analyst, as well as cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, and Digital departments. This position plays a key role in assessing and advising on the risks and rewards of business strategies and decisions.

Essential functions:
• Draft and negotiate various agreements including, but not limited to, content, foreign acquisitions, font software, information technology, third-party distribution, master service, non-disclosure, film and television, and photo and trademark licensing
• Negotiate licensing deals and assist in managing licensing partnerships
• Coach staff on negotiating contract terms
• Partner with Publisher and Business Analyst in the development of internal contract policies and procedures
• Partner with Editorial, Digital/Software, and Sales departments on product development, ensuring contract compliance and risk mitigation
• Review all legal documents to be executed by company and correspond with outside counsel as necessary
• Conduct preliminary trademark clearance search and partner with outside counsel on trademark registration
• Assess IP holdings and contribute to larger conversation. Assist in making business recommendations on future uses of holdings
• Review business development opportunities and make recommendations on risks and rewards

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in legal studies or a related field and five to seven years of contract management experience (5+ years in the publishing industry preferred). Three or more years of people management preferred.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment. Our wages are competitive; we offer training; and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required

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Software Engineer (Edina, MN)
September 05, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Software Engineer to join our global software team in Edina, MN.

Capstone combines a passion for helping foster a powerful love of reading and learning with the talent to create award-winning books and media.

The Software Engineer works within the Software Development team to help define and develop applications for a range of product development needs. This position will be expected to work as a team member of an Agile SCRUM team. This will require doing peer or pair programming, helping define user stories, participating in all Agile ceremonies and pulling and working user stories to completion.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience. The preferred candidate will write code, using React JS, Node JS, ELK stack, and LEMP stack, but will use a wide variety of languages and frameworks

The following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities are required of this position:
• Experience with JavaScript, Node JS, PHP, ELK Stack, and SQL
• Experience with frameworks like React JS and Laravel
• Knowledge of serverless technology like Lambda, Docker, or Kubernetes
• Knowledge of other programming languages like C# or Objective C
• Ability to code HTML and CSS using responsive design standards
• Understanding of accessibility standards like WCAG 2.1 and assistive technology like screen readers
• Have done database design and relationships. Knowledge of big data, like Elastic Search
• Possess sound analytical problem-solving and documentation skills
• Familiarity with scalability and performance issues in large systems.
• Familiarity of data security.
• Break requirements/stories into tasks
• Assist other team members when needed
• Be an effective contributor to a development team
• Understand schedule of work and prioritize against that schedule.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Effective demonstrate team culture and continuous process improvement

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment. Our wages are competitive; we offer training; and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required

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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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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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