Test Prep Editor

Posted On: November 6, 2013

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Company Description

Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. Among the most widely recognized of Barron’s many titles in these areas are its SAT and ACT test prep books, its Regents Exams books, and its Profiles of American Colleges. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books, foreign language learning books and CDs, pet care manuals, gift books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, and art instruction books, as well as learning materials on audiocassette, VCR, Compact Disc, and CD-ROM. On average, Barron’s publishes more than 300 new titles a year and maintains an extensive backlist of well over 2,000 titles. Barron’s books are instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and not least by the reading public everywhere.

Job Description

Oversee development of new and revised test prep titles from manuscript to bound book. Directly supervise and coordinate authors, evaluators, copyeditors and editorial assistant for approximately forty titles assigned per year. Assist in the development of budgets, cover and catalog copy, and sales information sheets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develops projects with newly signed authors and arranges for revision of existing titles
•Evaluates manuscripts
•Hire Copyeditor
•Propose new title concepts
•Acts as author's advocate and contact for the rest of the publishing house
•Arranges for review of manuscripts
•Guides projects through specialized departments for all phases of production, including editing, design and formatting
•Ensures products are on time and within budget
•Works with marketing department on catalog copy and covers
•Hire indexers and translators as needed and supervise their work
•Review and approve electronic products for functionality and content
•Write many key design elements for our test preps such as sidebars, test-taking tips, chapter summaries etc.

Internal Working Relationships:
Interact with Editorial, Production, Art/Mac and Marketing departments.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university. Three to five years book publishing experience and solid editorial skills with text, trade and non-fiction projects. Ability to pay attention to detail; multi-task, and meet deadlines. Computer literate with knowledge of Windows-Microsoft Word in DOS or MAC environment preferred. Excellent decision-making ability and the capacity to work with minimal supervision.

To Apply

For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line to:
Attn: Director of Human Resources
Fax: 631-434-7682

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
250 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Barron’s offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and employer match, tuition reimbursement and a generous Paid Time Off and holiday policy.Barron's is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V, and a member of E-Verify. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard or any other similarly protected status.