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Managing Editor

Kensington Publishing Corp.

Location: New York, NY - Hybrid
Duration: Full Time
Salary: $75,000-$85,000
Benefits: Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Profit-sharing
Contact: Jackie Dinas
Job: 38890
Special Instructions: Please email resume and cover letter to Jackie Dinas: [email protected]
Job Summary

Kensington Publishing Corp. is seeking a Managing Editor to coordinate the editorial and production process for the Kensington list. The Managing Editor will be responsible for creating and maintaining a schedule to track the manuscript submission process from the editors through the production process. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, good at systems development/management with strong communication skills.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a master schedule of dates through coordination with multiple departments.
  • Track manuscript transmittals and ensure that the submitted manuscript confirms with the specifications that were entered into the title management system.
  • Maintain a late list alerting all departments where projects are in the schedule and chasing late tasks.
  • Work with scheduling team to get books into schedule using Title Management and make any relevant scheduling changes in system on a regular basis as well as disseminating changes to relevant departments.
  • Collaborate closely with multiple teams throughout the publishing process including editorial, production, art, copy, marketing, etc.
  • Coordinate with distribution clients by tracking their materials and sharing with relevant internal departments.
  • Assist the editorial and production departments daily workflow questions including unforeseen issues.
  • Use and regularly update Title Management software in conjunction with data team members.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in trade publishing, with some management experience.
  • Must have the ability to manage numerous projects and prioritize tight book schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional time management skills with ability to set priorities under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of title management software.

About the Company

Kensington Publishing Corp is an equal opportunity employer. Our company has a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. We welcome and celebrate talent from all backgrounds and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial elements to our success.

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, and commercial fiction titles.

Senior Designer

Kensington Publishing Corp.

Location: Remote
Duration: Full Time
Salary: $60,000-$70,000
Benefits: Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Profit-sharing
Contact: Kristine Noble
Job: 38662
Special Instructions: To apply, please email [email protected] with “Senior Designer” in the subject line, and include a cover letter, resume, and portfolio.
Job Summary

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Develop original and creative cover concepts for new titles as well as maintain consistency across existing brands
  • Collaborate with direct manager, fellow designers, production, editorial, and copy teams
  • Effectively meet deadlines, fast turnaround sometimes required
  • Produce accurate and consistent work according to guidelines
  • Hire and art direct illustrators and effectively communicate with artists and agents
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of competitive covers in the book marketplace
  • Route cover mechanicals and other materials for approval and prepare and package files for printers


Required skills/knowledge:

  • At least 2 years of experience in book publishing
  • Comprehensive design portfolio showing idea generation, design, and typography skills
  • Expert-level knowledge of design software required, e.g. Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficient knowledge of proofing, color correction, and other pre-press review
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple freelance artists on a project-by-project basis
  • Ability to work with source files from other artists and designers with respect, creativity, and professionalism, while ensuring the final result will present well in both print and digital mediums
  • Deadline-oriented, ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

About the Company

Kensington Publishing Corp is an equal opportunity employer. Our company has a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. We welcome and celebrate talent from all backgrounds and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial elements to our success.

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, science-fiction and fantasy, and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, and bookclub fiction titles.