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As one of the leading licensed international children’s publishers in the world, we continue to create the highest quality of products for children, and are dedicated to bringing excellence to children’s publishing.

Open Positions

At Phoenix International Publications Inc., we’re committed to crafting engaging, educational, and entertaining books for young readers to encourage a lifelong love of story time! Our award-winning sound books, songbooks, picture books, board books, bath books, Look and Find books, and graphic novels provide a fun and interactive reading experience for children and their families. As a leading licensee, our partners include Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Baby Einstein, World of Eric Carle, and more.

Are you ready to join our creative team? We’re looking for a full-time Associate Editor. This position is based in our Chicago office, and we offer a flexible work arrangement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with creative teams to produce content for each assigned project.
  • Preparing for each assigned project by researching licensed property, book format, and competitive titles.
  • Writing concepts and manuscripts. With team, choosing art, sounds, and songs.
  • Writing cover copy and packaging copy. With team, creating covers and spreads for sales materials.
  • Working with Art Director or Graphic Designer to place text and art into templates.
  • Incorporating in-house and licensor revisions at each development stage, making sure that all elements of the project (text, art, audio) are consistent and work together for the property and the format, meeting brand standards and house standards.
  • Creating sound lists and recording scripts.
  • Working with Sound Designer to direct recording sessions.
  • Testing programmed code.
  • Entering metadata into the title management system (Biblio) for each assigned project, including title, description, BISAC codes, age ranges, and author biographical information where applicable.
  • Managing the project flow for each assigned project, from concept to closing.
  • Meeting deadlines and production requirements as set by the Executive Editor, Publishing Operations Director, and Publisher.
  • Learning and implementing house style, and copyediting/proofreading other Editors’ projects.
  • Performing additional duties as assigned by the Executive Editor; these may include entering/updating data in Biblio, helping to process contracts, fact-checking, and more.

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism
  • 1-3 years’ editorial experience
  • Demonstrated writing, editing, and storytelling skills
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and proactive
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment and changing priorities
  • Proficient in G Suite; previous experience with Biblio a plus

 

Phoenix International Publications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

At Phoenix International Publications Inc., we’re committed to crafting engaging, educational, and entertaining books for young readers to encourage a lifelong love of story time! Our award-winning sound books, songbooks, picture books, board books, bath books, Look and Find books, and graphic novels provide a fun and interactive reading experience for children and their families. As a leading licensee, our partners include Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Baby Einstein, World of Eric Carle, and more.

Are you ready to join our creative team? We’re looking for a full-time Publishing Associate. This position is based in our Chicago office, and we offer a flexible work arrangement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up new items and maintaining project information in the title management system (Biblio). 
  • Ensuring all publishing data is up-to-date and accurate for internal reference and external metadata feeds.
  • Acting as a Key System Contact for the title management system, answering system queries and providing training to staff, where needed.
  • Working with licensing partners to secure creative development approvals for international titles.
  • Working closely with the Publishing Operations Director to monitor project milestone dates.
  • Maintaining and updating project schedules within the project management system as needed.
  • Acting as point of contact within the Publishing department for Domestic and International sales, manufacturing, and operations.
  • Arranging, preparing for, and attending meetings as requested; supplying and gathering relevant information; and sharing meeting notes.
  • Working with the Publisher to prepare presentations.
  • Assisting the Publishing Operations Director as needed.

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (English/Journalism preferred)
  • 1-3 years’ related experience
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Proactive, self-starting, and willing to learn
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment and changing priorities
  • Proficient in G Suite, Excel, PPT
  • Previous experience with Biblio a plus

Phoenix International Publications Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.