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Best of EverythingWith the lovely Siân Gaetano departing the Horn Book to become the children’s/YA editor of Shelf Awareness, we have an opening for an editorial assistant. See below.

Position:            Editorial Assistant

Reports To:       Managing Editor, Horn Book Guide

Location:           Boston

The Horn Book Guide provides comprehensive coverage of the world of children’s books. Published twice annually, each issue gives a review and a numerical rating for every hardcover children’s book published in the United States during the previous publishing season.

We are currently seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to assist in all aspects of preparing the Horn Book Guide; opening packages, entering bibliographic data, entering and processing reviews for print and digital publication.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Organizing and tracking more than 4,000 children’s and young adult titles reviewed each year.

Mailing review copies to 60+ reviewers, ensuring reviews and review copies are received in a timely fashion.

Fact checking.

Communicating with publishers and reviewers.


Required Qualifications:


  • College degree preferred.
  • Coursework and/or background in children’s books, proofreading or copyediting preferred.
  • Excellent reading skills.
  • Enthusiasm for children’s literature is required.
  • Must be able to work well with others as well as independently under moderate supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize are essential.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and record-keeping skills are required.
  • Typing and data entry experience necessary.
  • Ability to learn a variety of content and database management programs.



Interested employees must submit a resume to Media Source Inc. Human Resources, Tara Marallo no later than May 3, 2017.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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