Assistant Editor, Curation - #196310

Literati


Date: 06/08/2022 04:30 AM

City: Austin, Texas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Company Description
Think of your favorite book from childhood. Got it? Great. Now, that warm, joyful feeling you have right now—that’s what we do. At Literati, we’re transforming education through deep personalization of books for every reader. Why? Because kids’ learning development thrives with access to stories that fit their unique needs and interests. Want to help transform literacy at scale? Come write your next chapter with us.
OUR STORY
Founded in 2017, Literati has delivered over 5 million books to families across the US. Machine learning and proprietary reverse logistics technology power our Austin fulfillment center, with ex-Netflix and Stitchfix data science leaders at the helm. Recently, we’ve expanded our reach into school book fairs, leveraging new tech to deliver a modern, impeccably-designed book fair to educators, and to make the best day of school even better for students.
As an Assistant Editor, Curation focused on getting the right book into our customers’ hands, you’ll be an essential part of the curation team: researching, evaluating, and even creating the best kids content for our subscription and book fair customers. You’ll directly impact thousands of children around the country – curating the right book to turn each Literati kid into a lifelong reader.


Job Description
As an Assistant Editor, Curation focused on getting the right book into our customers’ hands, you’ll be an essential part of the curation team: researching, evaluating, and even creating the best kids content for our subscription and book fair customers. You’ll directly impact thousands of children around the country – curating the right book to turn each Literati kid into a lifelong reader.


Qualifications
ABOUT THE ROLE



  • Evaluating content for children ages 0-12
  • Data entry and organization
  • Project management
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration and communication

ABOUT YOU



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous experience working closely with children’s books – for a Publisher or in a related industry (Literary Agency, Library, Bookstore, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to work independently, manage time, follow up, and meet deadlines
  • Eagerness to learn/ability to adapt to new processes and systems
  • Encyclopedic knowledge of children’s literature – from picture books to middle-grade novels

WHAT YOU’LL DO



  • Assist Curator with sourcing the best children’s literature through market research, title tracking, reviewing publisher catalogs, reading and evaluating books, etc.
  • Assist Curator with sales review and analytics in order to finetune and improve Literati’s curation
  • Work with supply chain team to understand projections and oversee on-time receipt of titles in an always-shifting environment, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Assist Curator and Production Manager with editorial tasks: proofreading, copywriting, deal memos and contracts, P&Ls, production deadlines, etc.
  • Metadata: maintaining our title database, reviewing and auditing for accuracy
  • Provide feedback to our algorithm and data science team

Additional Information
Literati is the fastest-growing company in Arts & Literature in the US. We were recently ranked #3 on Inc’s Fastest Growing Companies in Austin and named a 2022 Midsize Best Place to Work by Built In Austin. Our founder and CEO, Jessica Ewing, was named one of “Google’s Top 12 Most Innovative Minds” by Fast Company. We’ve raised over $60M in venture capital to date, with key investors including Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Felicis, and 01A (Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, former CEO and COO of Twitter).


EPILOGUE
We seek people with drive and a touch of alchemy. Even if your experience isn’t a precise match for the role, we encourage you to apply. And if your career has taken you to some spectacular —or spectacularly strange—places, we love a good story.
At Literati, we value the power of reading for all: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, anyone of any age, from any background. We are dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness that sees, reflects, welcomes, and celebrates the innovation and talent of a diverse array of people.


Location: 1145 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703


Job Type: Full-time

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