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Content Producer (Writer/Author/Editor) (Burnsville, MN)
Special, Educational, and Digital Sales Representative (Minneapolis)
Outreach and Development Manager (Minneapolis)
Associate Editor (Forest Lake)

Content Producer (Writer/Author/Editor) (Burnsville, MN)
May 18, 2018

Red Line Editorial is currently seeking full-time or part-time Content Producers to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.

RLE creates high-quality books for K-12 educational publishers on a variety of subjects as well as online sports content for high-profile clients.

Our content producers perform vital roles in the various types of content we produce. On any given day, a content producer might be a nonfiction book author, a sportswriter, a copy editor, a fact-checker, and more.

The best candidates will have a knack for storytelling, with the ability to incorporate detail, accuracy, and narrative in explaining a broad range of topics. Strong research and organizational skills are a must, as is the ability to work on tight deadlines while balancing multiple projects.

This position will be primarily focused on research and writing but will include some other editorial tasks. The role may evolve to include developmental editing and light page layout work as well.

Duties may include:
• Researching nonfiction topics across K-12 curriculum
• Writing book manuscripts and online posts on a broad range of topics, including science, math, history, geography, sports, and more, at a variety of lengths and reading levels
• Writing and editing online sports news articles (may require evening/weekend shifts)
• Other editorial duties, including copy editing, fact-checking, photo research, proofreading, manuscript rewriting, and index creation

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
• BA or equivalent in Journalism, Communications, English, History, or equivalent
• Ability to write in a variety of styles and to match specifications provided for each project
• Ability to write quickly without sacrificing quality
• Strong researching skills, both online and in a library setting
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Ability to take constructive criticism and to revise and rework material based on feedback
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with writing leveled text preferred
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

This position will be on-site in our Burnsville office.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a cover letter to that includes:
• Part-time or full-time position preference
• K-12 nonfiction topics that interest you the most
• Interest and qualifications for sports writing

No phone calls, please.

Compensation: Low 30s DOQ, plus a full benefits package for FT hires; equivalent hourly rate for part-time work.

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Special, Educational, and Digital Sales Representative (Minneapolis)
May 09, 2018
To increase sales through specialty accounts such as educational and digital distributors and various non-bookstore, non-trade, and non-library channels.

Primary Job Duties:
Special Sales
A. Prospect and develop new markets and customers for our titles, including cold calling, and manage and grow existing accounts.
Provide general administrative assistance: download art, assist in communications with illustrators, set up meetings, note taking and compiling, and other tasks as needed.
B. Sell, develop proposals, and make presentations to accounts—including but not limited to direct mail catalogers, websites, educational distributors, specialty retailers, specialty distributors, gift wholesalers, proprietary label accounts, digital wholesalers, and distributors, etc.
C. Prepare special sales budget, weekly sales call plans, and monthly sales reports for management.
D. Monitor, analyze, and track sales activities.
E. Make presentations to top educational distributors and other customers seasonally (travel required).
F. Oversee and process incoming orders with customer service team, including special handling.
G. Oversee the creation of customized sales materials (sell sheets, mailers, etc.) with marketing team for special sales customers.
H. Identify corporate and other grants and secure funds for Lerner Publishing Group titles.

Secondary Job Duties:
I. Spearhead gift (non-bookstore) sales and hire, train, and manage gift sales representatives.
J. Prospect, maintain, and grow our list of remainder customers—constantly sending lists and titles, following-up via telephone, and meeting with them at the CIROBE trade show if needed.
K. Troubleshoot (e.g. out of print books, etc.).
L. Keep customer database information current.
M. Keep key buyers informed of publicity, marketing, and advertising activity.
N. Meet regularly with supervisor to discuss workflow and status.
O. Keep abreast of relevant job and industry information via trade journals.
P. Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.

Experience and Necessary Skills:
Proven organizational and communication skills, at least two years sales experience, and the ability to prioritize projects and daily tasks to meet long-term and short-term deadlines. Good telephone and written follow-up skills a must. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Minimum of one-year computer experience including Microsoft Word and Excel. Some travel required.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

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Outreach and Development Manager (Minneapolis)
May 09, 2018
The University of Minnesota Press seeks a highly motivated, self-directed, and out-going individual to work with the Director, as well as coordinate with key members of the management and editorial teams. The Outreach and Development Manager will maintain and develop relationships with university press stakeholders (community, university, scholarly), will coordinate the press's subvention and subsidy request programs, and will research potential funders for projects and draft grant proposals. This is a writing-intensive position. This position requires outreach and engagement at some public events throughout the year. The successful candidate will have the ability to exercise sound judgment and will have excellent written, verbal, and decision-making skills.

Director’s Office Projects (40%)
Working with the Director, maintain communications with press stakeholders, including but not limited to other university units, community leaders, funders, authors, and publishing partners. Draft copy for e-newsletters and other communications.

Respond to queries regarding the press’ program and operations on behalf of the Director, coordinating as necessary with other key members of the management and editorial teams.

Subvention and fundraising (55%)
Manage the press’ institutional subvention and subsidy application processes, including maintaining a database of funders and deadlines. Research new potential sources of publishing subsidies.

Draft and coordinate grant applications to foundations and other established giving programs. Prepare progress and final reports on grants as necessary.

Research and contact potential funders (individual, institutional, and corporate) for forthcoming press publications, coordinating with other key members of the management and editorial teams as well as with authors. Coordinate meetings with and prepare materials for presentations to funders.

Maintain relationships with current press funders.

Act as press liaison with the University of Minnesota Foundation, including working within the UMF Donor Management System to provide reporting to the university press management team.

Gather information and data and prepare materials for meetings with stakeholder groups as necessary

Miscellaneous Projects, as assigned (5%)

BA in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field, or 4 years combined equivalent education and experience.

• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to work collaboratively and independently.
• Prior book publishing experience, preferably at a university press.

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Associate Editor (Forest Lake)
April 30, 2018
This position is responsible for copyediting and proofreading accepted book projects and preparing them for production. Qualified candidates will perform the following duties:

• Log-in and log-out of all materials
• Copyedit and proofread as assigned
• Prepare manuscripts by properly coding and formatting for the production process
• Disseminate projects and assess the quality of freelancers’ copyediting and proofreading and provide feedback to Managing Editor
• Review layout pages for corrections
• Review and insert author and proofreader corrections
• Review revised pages, final pages, and printer proofs for corrections

• Apply for and process CIP data; submit bound copies
• Apply for Copyright Registration; submit bound copies
• Update and distribute Publication Report

• Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition
• Degree in Journalism, English, or equivalent experience
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
• In-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop a plus

All applications should include a cover letter and salary history and be emailed to We will respond to all qualified candidates. No phone calls, please.

Our benefits package includes vacation and holiday benefits, medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, health care spending accounts, as well as 401(k).

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