Job Opening: Acquisitions Editor

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for an acquisitions editor to join our publishing team.

Responsibilities will include project managing several books per month. This includes soliciting to find good authors, negotiating contracts, reviewing manuscripts for publication, working directly with the authors, and managing author expectations. The acquisitions editor will need to be able to work well with authors and maintain a strong relationship with them. This person also represents Cedar Fort to the public, to authors, at book conferences, etc. and therefore needs to have a positive and friendly attitude. You will also be doing substantive editing of manuscripts and the potential of some copyediting as well.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Writing or other related field required
  • Minor in editing required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with a priority of accuracy
  • Basic knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Good organizational skills with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Able to quickly read through manuscripts and evaluate them for quality

This is a full time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday with an hour lunch break. Pay starts at $12.00 an hour. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Mike Gee at acquisitions@cedarfort.com with “Acquisitions Editor Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled.

 If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.

Job Opening: Copy Editor

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for an experienced copy editor to join our team. We are looking for a highly organized, efficient copy editor who will take initiative.

Responsibilities will include project managing several books per month. This includes editing, entering corrections, designing layout in InDesign, and working directly with authors. In addition to editing books under your management, you will be proofing books of other genres for other editors.

Qualifications: Must have bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related field. A minor in editing and InDesign experience is required. Internships and other experience are highly preferred.

This is a full time salaried position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Starting hourly wage is $11.38. Please e-mail your resumes to Melissa Caldwell with “Copy Editor Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.

 

Job Opening: Front Receptionist

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a detail oriented Front Receptionist with excellent customer service and computer skills to join our publishing team.

Responsibilities will include helping to enter orders that come in via fax, email, or online. You will also be required to answer phones and help out customers that come into the office. You will also handle incoming and outgoing mail, filing of company documents, and ordering supplies. You will be responsible for entering in and updating information on our titles in our database. You will also be responsible for creating purchase orders for all company re-orders. We are looking for someone that gets along well with others and can work as a team as well as individually.

Qualifications: Must have good written and verbal communication skills; must have good customer services skills; must be organized and detail oriented and able to enter in data accurately and quickly; must have a good working knowledge of computers, Mac knowledge is a plus.
This is a full time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday with an hour lunch break, health and dental benefits available. Pay starts at $10.00 an hour after the first 3 months (during the first 3 months of probationary period, pay will be $9/hour). 

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Katreina Eden at kat@cedarfort.com with “Receptionist Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled.

 If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.