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About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Barron's Educational Series
250 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. Among the most widely recognized of Barron’s many titles in these areas are its SAT and ACT test prep books, its Regents Exams books, and its Profiles of American Colleges. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books, foreign language learning books and CDs, pet care manuals, gift books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, and art instruction books, as well as learning materials on audiocassette, VCR, Compact Disc, and CD-ROM. On average, Barron’s publishes more than 300 new titles a year and maintains an extensive backlist of well over 2,000 titles. Barron’s books are instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and not least by the reading public everywhere.

Job Opportunities at Barron's
Updated September 24, 2014

The successful candidate will be able to meet the demands of a hi-volume, hi-energy department. The senior accountant prepares income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements, analyzes financial reports, reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications, performs special analyses and performs prep work for external auditors.
Knowledge/Skill Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and CPA; a minimum of 8-10 years solid accounting experience; strong knowledge of PC, Excel; flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment; good communication, analytical skills and an independent thinker; able to manage multiple assignments; , J.D. Edwards’s software a plus; supervisory experience is helpful, but not required.
Job Duties:
  • Prepare and organize journal entries for preparation of monthly income statement and balance sheet
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis report and ratios
  • Prepare daily and monthly cash and sales reports for senior management
  • Perform various internal auditing procedures to ensure accuracy of financial statements
  • Prepare schedules for year-end audit and provide analysis for auditors as requested

    As Editor you will be responsible for book development of new and revised titles from manuscript stage to bound book. Directly coordinate with authors, evaluators, copyeditors and indexers for approximately forty titles assigned per year. Assist in the development of budgets, cover and catalog copy, and sales information sheets.
    Major Responsibilities:
  • Develop projects with newly signed authors and coordinate revision of existing titles
  • Guide project through departments for all phases of editing, production, including design, and formatting
  • Ensure products are delivered on time and within budget
  • Act as author's contact for the rest of the company
  • Evaluate manuscript and prepare for production
  • Hire copyeditors, translators and indexers needed and supervise their work when submitted
  • Work with marketing department on catalog copy and covers
  • Propose new title concepts
    Internal Working Relationships:
    Interact with Editorial, Art, Production and Marketing/Promotion personnel in reviewing galleys and page proofs and answering editorial queries.
    Position requires:
  • BA degree with three to five years book publishing experience and solid editorial skills with text, trade and non-fiction projects
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent decision making ability
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills

    Barron’s offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, product discounts, year-end bonus and a generous Paid Time Off and holiday policy.
    For consideration, submit resume, which must include cover letter, salary history, salary requirements and verifiable references to: Director of Human Resources, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788, Fax: 631-434-7682, Email:, EOE/M/F/D/V

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

    For initial consideration of your project, we STRONGLY recommend a query letter, along with your author credentials.

    While we do receive submissions from many literary agencies, it is not necessary to have a literary agent in order to submit material.

    Please address submissions to:

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 250 Wireless Boulevard Hauppauge, NY 11788 Wayne Barr, Acquisitions Manager Email:

    Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

    A large, self-addressed, stamped envelope, with enough postage, must be included if you want your material returned.

    Only queries are accepted by email

    Due to the large volume of unsolicited submissions received, a complete evaluation of a proposal may take 4-6 weeks. Please do not call about the status of individual submissions.

    We are currently interested in children and young adult fiction and nonfiction books, foreign language learning books, New Age books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, art instruction books, sports, fashion, crafts, and study guides.

    We do not publish poems, and we are not interested in books that have already been published.

    We would also like to hear from established authors of Test Prep books.

    Please refer to our website,, if you would like to become familiar with the kinds of books we publish. Keep in mind we are not looking for books similar to those that we have already published.

    When submitting a proposal for a children's fiction book:
    • Please include an outline summary
    • You may include sample pages (Please DO NOT include the manuscript in its entirety).
    • Artwork is not necessary, but is helpful if author is also the illustrator. Please only include a sample.
    • Author's credentials must be included.
    When submitting a work of adult or Juvenile Nonfiction:
    • Include a Table of Contents, along with two sample chapters.
    • A brief description of the work should be included in the cover letter, as well as an overview citing the market being targeted (e.g., children, ages 2–4; secondary school teachers, etc.)
    • Please include sample illustrations if the book is to be illustrated.
    • Author's credentials must also be included.
    The Acquisitions Manager will be in contact with you if additional information or material is required in order to properly evaluate your project. Do not send additional material unless specifically requested.

    Thank you for your adherence to the above guidelines.

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

    Terms of Sale

    • All prices are in U.S. dollars
    • Individual Orders:—Orders are shipped within one business day. Residents of California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Canada must include applicable sales tax. If not satisfied, return books in original condition within 15 days from receipt of shipment for a full refund.
    • Booksellers and Wholesalers:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x204 or 214 to inquire into resale terms or to open an account.
    • Schools and Libraries:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x211 or 224 for information.