Teaching 37M students to read with live-stream actors
Litnerd is seeking an experienced Editor to manage all aspects of Litnerd Media and Publishing. We focus on children’s books that foster SEL and ELA for Grades PreK – 5. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a role that has tremendous growth in a fast growing edtech company. The Senior Editor will solicit, acquire, evaluate and develop fiction manuscripts and proposals across a range of children’s book genres. The role includes building a personal list of key relationships with authors and agents, identifying up-and-coming communicators, nurturing established author relationships, and working alongside other editors to bring their acquired projects to completion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Acquire and develops new book projects. • Read and evaluate manuscripts and proposals; recommends proposals for acquisition. • Asses potential value of projects, crafts P&Ls, formulate acquisitions requests. • Works with authors on concepts, outlines, and revisions of manuscripts, including substantive and line edits. • Consult with the art, production, and managing editorial departments on schedule, design, and curriculum development. • Track manuscripts through all stages of editing, design, and production. • Consult with authors on style, content, and format changes. • Prepare supplemental material as needed, including endorsement requests and final endorsement copy, early reading samples and other materials as requested for the sales force, along with study guide questions and value-add materials. • Prepares title information sheets; processes and edits copypacks (cover and marketing copy). • Keeps abreast of trends and competitive titles, particularly those with relevance to the edtech K-5 readers market. • Handle daily correspondence, office work, phones, attends required meetings. • Handle special projects as assigned and provide assistance to other members of the editorial team. • Perform other related duties, administrative tasks, support functions as needed.
Required Skills and Experience:
• *All candidates must have prior experience working at a publishing company • At least 3+ years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher. • B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a plus). • Superior writing, editing, and project management skills. • Current knowledge of literacy research and instruction a real plus. • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office, G-Suite, Project Management tools. • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently. • Excellent communication and organizational skills. • K-12 Teaching experience is a huge plus. • Knowledge of Common Core and SEL standards is a huge plus.
We offer very competitive salaries, equity and a comprehensive benefits package including Health Insurance.
Litnerd is a Netflix-show style online reading program that brings K-5 books to life by streaming live actors in the classroom.
Litnerd provides a cohort-based online Reading program that brings K-5 curriculum to life by blending the creator economy to traditional education. Litnerd will teach the 37 Million elementary school students in America through story-telling. Today schools spend approx. $20 Billion on reading and supplemental education programs. Yet 42% of their students still cannot read by 4th grade. In other words, we are failing nearly half of our nation’s students before they ever graduate elementary school. Furthermore, decline in literacy and reading proficiency increases amongst Title 1 schools socio-economically disadvantaged communities. By joining our team, you will be part of our mission to change that!
TRACTION: Launched in January, Litnerd is a contracted vendor with the New York City Department of Education. We are currently serving over 14,000 students and growing revenue at 60% MoM.
INSPIRATION: Just as Lin-Manuel Miranda took a history book (the story of Alexander Hamilton) and brought it to life through art and theatre ('Hamilton the Musical' is now EduHam – a history teaching program in public schools across the nation), so too will Litnerd teach students with that same inspiration of bringing subjects to life.