Senior Editor at American Library Association- Chicago, IL

Booklist Publications is seeking a Senior Editor for its Adult Books department.

Reporting to the Adult Books Editor this position will have editorial responsibility for reviews and other content related to several subject areas, including reference sources, in Booklist and Booklist Online. Also, responsible for other products and services—newsletters, webinars, and live programs—of interest to adult-services librarians, especially those working in collection development and readers’ advisory. This position is also charged with library outreach—keeping an ear to the ground in the public library world and identifying trends that should influence our editorial coverage and product offerings.

Salary:  Negotiable from the high 40s; based on relevant experience.  ALA offers a comprehensive and valuable benefits package that includes generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

Apply online at including cover letter and resume.

(Additional documents should be uploaded on the same screen as the resume)


Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association

Human Resources

Ref:  sreditAdultBksBooklist

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60611-6763

Fax : (312) 280-5270

Email :

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

RequirementsMLS degree; minimum of five years related experience that includes extensive public library experience; strong background in popular literature; writing and editing experience; social media experience; accomplished public speaker.

About American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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