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Associate Editor

Garden City, NY, USA Req #990
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Dover Publications, a division of Lakeside Book Company, is a niche publisher with over 10,000 titles in print. Since its founding in 1941, Dover has built an exemplary reputation by offering remarkable products at amazing prices. Based in Garden City, New York, Dover Publications has consistently shown a commitment to excellence through finely crafted books and high-quality content across adult coloring, classic literature, mathematics, music, wellness, and children's publishing.  

Location: Garden City, NY 

Hours: Standard Hours Monday - Friday

Salary: $50,000- $60,000

As an Associate Editor, you will: 

  • Support Acquisitions Editor(s) in all phases of book development, from conception to completion: primarily Adult Trade
  • Write and edit copy, including but not limited to jacket copy, front matter, and catalog copy
  • Work independently and accurately to meet the deadlines and deliverables of the publishing schedule
  • Research and identify marketplace trends and undertake competitive analysis
  • Propose new book ideas based on data, trends, and opportunities
  • Innovate new product types, both single title and series
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally with Managing Editorial, Design, Production and Sales on books and book content
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to provide and/or develop support material support materials and product packaging
  • Scout and recruit new authors and illustrators as necessary
  • Perform related duties as assigned, including data-entry and organizational tasks



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field OR 1 - 3 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of children’s books, adult books, and publishing landscape
  • Strong sense of contemporary culture, trends, and potential niches
  • Ability to analyze market data and sales trends
  • Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and coordinate with other departments
  • Demonstrated and constructive approach to meeting and resolving challenges
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including Google Suite, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, databases, and content management systems
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and pivot
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What we offer you:

  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k with company match
  • Career growth opportunities

*This job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties and responsibilities assigned for this job at the company’s discretion.

Dover Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

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  • Job Function Marketing
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  • Garden City, NY, USA