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Associate Product Planning Editor (Minneapolis)
Associate Editor (Mendota Heights)
Marketing Specialist (Minneapolis)
Associate Developmental Editor: Digital and Print (St. Paul)




Associate Product Planning Editor (Minneapolis)
November 08, 2018
This position is responsible for editing School/Library and classroom product, from substantive editing to proofing, with a 75%–85% editorial title load. Works with designers, production designers, and photo researchers to ensure on-time delivery of content. Works with product planning team to research, propose, and maintain an effective paperback/classroom planning strategy. Uses category expertise in classroom and school/library to assist seasonal list planning.

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Associate Editor (Mendota Heights)
October 19, 2018
Red Line Editorial is looking for an Associate Editor to join our high-energy team of 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.

This is a position that will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our editorial projects. This position requires keen attention to detail and an ability to manage an involved editorial process.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including project management of assigned manuscripts, with oversight from other editors. Duties will include developmental edits, collaboration with external authors and vendors, photo research and caption writing, some manuscript writing or rewriting, fact-checking, and other editorial duties as assigned. The associate editor will work on books and marketing materials. A library or education background is a plus.

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.
• One year of experience working on books and/or educational materials, preferably with experience in developmental editing
• An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
• A tremendous attention to every last detail
• Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
• An ability to effectively handle a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• An interest and willingness to learn about the full publishing process (both print and digital)
• Familiarity with, or willingness to learn about, curriculum standards as they relate to educational books
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
• Proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and MLA
• Solid grammar skills

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan, 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.

Location: Mendota Heights
Compensation: Lower 30Ks, DOQ

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Marketing Specialist (Minneapolis)
October 19, 2018
1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of four vital, creative imprints: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and individual edification, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development.

Fortress Press is a dynamic team of publishing professionals seeking to grow our trade publishing program. We publish relevant, high-quality books of substance that address life's key questions and shape the conversation among general readers, clergy, students, and scholars.

The Marketing Specialist coordinates and executes digital, event, and print marketing tactics. The Marketing Specialist will report to the Marketing Manager.

The Marketing Specialist will:
• Plan and implement social media marketing tactics. Upload new posts, review content, and keep up to date on the latest trends and sites. Maintain Fortress Press social media sites and set up social media ads as appropriate.
• Implement the email marketing plan and ad hoc emails as directed. Be proficient with 1517 Media email programs and customer database to be able to send out emails to the selected audience as directed.
• Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, solicit endorsements for forthcoming titles and create sell sheets per the publication schedule on a quarterly basis.
• Maintain and update the Fortress Press website including copy changes, pricing changes, and author bio changes. As directed by the Marketing Manager, coordinate with IT and design any new websites or pages as necessary.
• Attend briefing meetings and arrange all marketing briefs for catalogs and other marketing pieces as appropriate. Upload all brief information so that design team has final and accurate information to create marketing material. Organize all draft routes as appropriate and consolidate and communicate all edits to design.
• File all book reviews and post reviews as appropriate to the web and social media sites.
• Create sales reports as appropriate, release new products in Microsoft Dynamics NAV as they become available, and create promotional codes as necessary.

Desired education and experience:
• B.A. in marketing, communication or a relevant field of study.
• 1–3 years of experience in publishing or related media fields.

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Ability to think creatively and to apply marketing principles to Fortress Press marketing tactics.
• Knowledge of trade book markets.
• Experience in creating and deploying digital and print marketing tactics.
• Display strong communication skills and the ability to maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
• Ability to work in an environment of change, seeking continuous improvement, and industry leadership.
• Skill in using personal computers and related software, including Outlook, Excel, Word, basic HTML, and contact management software.
• Display strong proofreading and time-management skills.

Please include your resume and cover letter with your application.

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and 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 corporate headquarters hosts 100 employees in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.

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Associate Developmental Editor: Digital and Print (St. Paul)
October 19, 2018
The Associate Developmental Editor: Digital and Print helps to create accurate and engaging content for Paradigm Education Solutions in the areas of health careers, computer concepts and applications, and career readiness.

The Associate Developmental Editor works closely with authors, reviewers, vendors, and staff in the Editorial, Technology, Production, and Marketing departments to develop exceptional instructional materials—including print textbooks, ebooks, print, and digital training and assessment resources for students, and print and digital course management resources for instructors.

The Associate Developmental Editor is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with authors and contributors, collaborating with all members of the project team to ensure the accuracy and excellence of the product, reporting project status clearly and accurately, hiring reviewers and vendors, and advocating for all aspects of assigned programs.

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