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Curation Coordinator, Children's Books

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April 26, 2022
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Job Description

As a curation coordinator focused on getting the right book into the hands of customers, you'll play a crucial role in researching, evaluating, and creating the best kids' content for book fair and subscription customers.

At Literati, we believe in the power of great books. We’re on a mission to curate transformative literary experiences for every reader: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, of any age. There are some stories no child should live without and no adult should ever forget.

Literati is the fastest-growing company in Arts + Literature in the United States and the #5 fastest growing company in Texas. After launching an innovative try-before-you-buy print book club for kids in 2017, the company expanded in 2020 into hosting print and digital book clubs for the world's top authors, celebrities, and brands. New for 2022, Literati has expanded into children’s book fairs. Lovingly referred to as Austin's "fiction factory," the company curates and fulfills over a million books each quarter.

Job Description

As a Curation Coordinator focused on getting the right book into our customers’ hands, you will play a crucial role in the research, evaluation, and creation of the best kids content for our subscription and book fair customers. Your work will directly impact thousands of children around the country – curating the right book to turn each Literati kid into a lifelong reader and learner.


Bringing the fire. We are a startup, with all the fierce dedication and sparkling energy to accomplish great feats. Iron sharpens iron, and so we’ve refined our teams from only the strongest metals: open minds, bright ideas, and bold determination.


  • Data entry and organization
  • Project management
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Evaluating content for children


  • Assist Curator with sourcing the best children’s literature through market research, title tracking, reviewing publisher catalogs, reading and evaluating books, etc.
  • Assist Curator with sales review and analytics in order to finetune and improve Literati’s curation
  • Work with supply chain team to understand projections and oversee on-time receipt of titles in an always-shifting environment, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Assist Curator and Production Manager with editorial tasks: proofreading, copywriting, deal memos and contracts, P&Ls, production deadlines, etc.
  • Metadata: maintaining our title database, reviewing and auditing for accuracy
  • Provide feedback to our algorithm and data science team


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to work independently, manage time, follow up, and meet deadlines
  • Eagerness to learn/ability to adapt to new processes and systems
  • Strong interest in children’s literature from picture books to novels
  • Previous experience in editorial or book-related industry strongly preferred (Publishing, Literary Agency, Library, Bookstore, etc.)

Additional Information

We seek people with drive and a touch of alchemy—and if that sounds like you, you should join us. Even if your experience isn’t a precise match for the role, passion and prowess will always win the day in our book. And if your career has taken you to some spectacular (or spectacularly strange) places? We love a good story.

At Literati, we value the power of reading for all: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, anyone of any age, from any background. We are dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness that sees, reflects, welcomes, and celebrates the innovation and talent of a diverse array of people.

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