Associate Editor

Library Journal | REMOTE

About Job

LJ Reviews keeps librarians on top of the best, most important, fun, meaningful, and useful books published for adult readers each season. Our essential reviewing work helps librarians serve their communities, from the largest reading group to individual readers browsing the stacks.

We’re looking for two associate editors to join in that work. The day-to-day essence of this role is working independently on a high-volume monthly cadence of selecting, assigning, and editing short reviews, along with a focus on recruiting and mentoring a dedicated team of talented reviewers. You’ll take ownership of your subject areas and projects within them, such as genre trend previews and author Q&As. Along the way, you’ll sometimes be asked to participate in larger initiatives, such as suggesting authors to speak at events, brainstorming article topics, and helping to maintain the brand voice on social media.

The ideal candidate brings a deep engagement with books and authors and expertise in editing, as well as knowledge of libraries and/or publishing. They understand that equity, diversity, and inclusion are inherent and important components of our work.

If you enjoy paying attention to detail and are energized by managing multiple priorities and timelines, we have two positions open—one focused on nonfiction and one on media and genre fiction—and we invite applications from those with a range of experience and transferrable skills. The position bridges several fields. We need a strong and experienced editor; we can help you get up to speed on aspects of the broader context that are new to you.

The Associate Editor, LJ Reviews will report to the Reviews Editor and will work closely with the entire editorial team. This position can be fully remote for those not in the NYC metropolitan area. If you’re local, it will begin as fully remote, and return to the NYC office on a hybrid schedule once it reopens. We are requesting that all new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or to have a religious or medical accommodation.

As a member of the Media Source Inc. family, LJ offers some excellent benefits. That includes health insurance, including dental and vision, along with the ability to participate in flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts. In addition to paid time off which increases the longer you stay with us, we have all major holidays off, two floating holidays, and one day a year for volunteering. You can choose long/short-term disability insurance along with life insurance and after one year of service you would be eligible to join the 401(k) with a fully vested company match. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!