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Job Opening: Acquisitions Editor

Yeehoo Press is dedicated to publishing fun, enchanting, and socially responsible children’s books for audiences around the world. Yeehoo books are currently being published and sold in English and Simplified Chinese editions. We are looking for an Acquisitions Editor with commercial awareness, creativity, innovation, and imagination. The Editor will share in our mission, be involved in all aspects of the publishing process, and working closely with and reporting to the Publishing Director.

This position can be remote, or a hybrid of remote and in the office based in San Diego, CA.

The Role:

  • Research trends, current issues, and emerging personalities in picture books aiming for children ages 4 to 8 years old .
  • Generate ideas for new books and series and solicit authorship for them.
  • Prepare proposals including background research and preliminary costings.
  • Acquire, develop and edit own list of picture books
  • Manage the editorial process from concept to publication to ensure deadlines, budget and quality expectations are met
  • Work with authors to develop text, and maintain manuscript schedules.
  • Write all copy including book copy and metadata
  • Must be a self-starter, as well as a team player
  • Must be organized, an excellent communicator with exceptional oral and written communications skills, and extremely literate with excellent attention to detail, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passion for highest quality children’s books, with experience in creating and publishing them
  • Three to five years’ children’s publishing experience, including two years’ experience acquiring new titles
  • Confident with strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal relationships essential.
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize

Job Types: Full-Time

Work Location:

  • Fully remote or a hybrid of remote and in the office based in San Diego, CA.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to careers@yeehoopress.com. Please do not contact us by phone. 

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