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Content Editor – Triumph Books

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Editor
Employment Status: Full-Time


The Content Editor at Triumph Books contributes to all aspects of the editorial production process, from the generation of book concepts to the collecting, editing, and packaging of text and photographs for finished projects, with a specific focus on Triumph’s line of Sports Illustrated titles. The Content Editor is an integral part of our publishing program, ensuring that all books meet Triumph’s standards of excellence.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Developing new Sports Illustrated–branded book concepts, series, and templates.
  • Serving as project manager through all stages of research, writing, editing, design, and production.
  • Working with colleagues, freelancers, and other stakeholders on story and photo selections, writing copy, budgets, and revisions of designed pages.
  • Acting as liaison between Triumph, freelancers, and corporate partners.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders on book titles, covers, and descriptions.
  • Overseeing “instant” book production of non-SI titles, including editing, photo sourcing, proofreading, and file delivery.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in book or desktop publishing, or sports media
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sports and entertainment
  • Professional graphic design experience, utilizing Adobe Creative Suite publishing software
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or a related field

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer, and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, the senior management of Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading U.S. distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Summersdale; Pavilion Books; Allen & Unwin; The History Press; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

IPG is the second largest independent distributor of books and e-books in the world, and one of the top 10 suppliers of book content to Barnes & Noble, Apple,, and Kobo, among thousands of other retailers globally. Want to know who’s behind that new book on your coffee table? Chances are good that your bookstore sourced it from IPG.