Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Scholastic New Zealand, a leading publisher of children’s books, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Children’s Publisher to manage our publishing/editorial team. The role will be responsible for the day to day management of editorial functions and the development of their list.

Reporting to the Head of Publishing in Australia, you will be involved in all aspects of the publishing process from manuscript selection through to production.

To succeed in this role you will be highly organised with excellent communication skills. Proven project management skills are desirable as are experience in substantive and copy editing.

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will have at least 5 years experience in the publishing industry.

Applicants will need to have a good understanding of the current children’s book industry in New Zealand, demonstrated experience in team management, the ability to analyse publishing trends, a flair for product selection and strong relationship-building skills.

Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are also essential.

Confidential applications should be made in writing and e-mailed to: Shelley Liefting

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