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Editor, nonfiction children's books

The Creative Company
North Mankato, MN 56003


North Mankato, MN 56003

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

The Creative Company is an independent, family-owned and operated children’s book publishing company located in North Mankato, Minnesota. The Creative Company, which includes the divisions Creative Education, Creative Editions, Amicus, Amicus Ink, and Black Rabbit Books, has been creating dynamic, beautiful, innovative, award-winning books for children for more than 90 years. Our expansive list of titles offers selections for readers from toddlers to high schoolers.

The Creative Company is seeking a full-time editor to join our fast-paced, challenging, and creative book development team. From popular topics like sports and animals to in-depth looks at technology and social issues, our editors are versatile enough to work on a wide variety of subjects and comfortable working with authors to ensure accurate, understandable text. This position requires great attention to detail and project management skills. It also requires a keen ability to edit text to various reading levels; copy edit for grammar, punctuation, and organization; and fact-check for accuracy.

The editor’s tasks will include:

  • editing approximately 60 titles per year.
  • working with authors to develop content, voice, and reading level.
  • editing the manuscripts for level, content, and accuracy.
  • providing direction to graphic designers about features to be included in the books.
  • providing feedback on photos to designers.
  • copy editing layouts for grammar, punctuation, and other errors.
  • observing and meeting established production schedule deadlines.
  • reviewing press proofs from printers.
  • writing and proofreading marketing copy to support our books, including series and book annotations, eblasts, metadata, and other marketing copy as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain regular work-week schedule.
  • Work under supervision, as well as independently and collaboratively as needed, and be willing to accept feedback.
  • Perform during times of increased workload.
  • Set deadlines and conscientiously strive to meet or beat them.
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously.


  • 4-year degree in English, Journalism, or related field
  • Superior editorial judgment, time management, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A love for children’s books and a drive to create great content for young readers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Intimate with Mac operating environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1–3 years editorial or book publishing experience
  • Familiar with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign
  • Familiar with Asana or similar project management software
  • Pay based on experience

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Application Question(s):

  • Please submit a cover letter summarizing your relevant education, experience, and interest for this job, as well as your resume and writing or editorial samples.


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • editorial or book publishing: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • North Mankato, MN 56003 (Required)

Work Location: In person