Senior Editor / Associate Publisher

Location
San Rafael
Posted
Oct 07, 2011
Closes
Nov 06, 2011
Contact
Robin Blummer
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Marin County based multifaceted multimedia publishing company recognized throughout the industry as the premier content developer for print, mobile, and digital entertainment is adding an enthusiastic and creative Senior Editor / Associate Publisher to our team. Working with our creative partners in sports, entertainment, and movies alongside photographers, authors, directors, actors, and other artists this team member will help create some of the most beautiful award winning publications and industry standard setting digital entertainment.
Scope:
The Senior Editor acquires new projects for our publishing program and develops these titles as they make their way through the production process, championing each sponsored project from start to finish and taking responsibility for the editorial integrity of each work. This position is designed to be independent, requiring an individual who is experienced, ambitious, flexible, self-motivated, and detail-oriented. The Senior Editor is one of the engines that drive creative product development giving form to our award winning beautiful publications.

Duties:

Research and develop publishing leads
oDialogue with agents, authors, licensors, photographers, and other talent
oEvaluate and respond to submissions
oParticipate in editorial board meetings

Acquire new titles
oConceptualize potential projects
oDevise preliminary budgets for projects and make financial assessments
oNegotiate publishing agreements

Sponsor projects
oChampion titles through the development and production process
oContinue to manage the creative dialogue with agents, authors, licensors, and other creative stakeholders (as appropriate) as a project moves into production
oWork as a project editor and developmental editor on sponsored projects
oOversee freelance project editors, writers, photo researchers, copyeditors, and other contributors
oEnforce production schedules

Coordinate marketing of sponsored titles with the Sales & Marketing departments
oDevelop initial marketing leads
oStrategize with marketing and special sales to create sales opportunities
oWrite catalog and title information listing copy

Requirements:

At least seven years of editorial experience in the book publishing industry
A strong understanding of the business side of book publishing
The ability to map out a project from start to finish
A college degree in a humanities field
Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Filemaker and Adobe Creative Suite skills required.
Interest in environmental, Eastern spirituality a plus.
Childrens publishing desired.

Salary: DOE
Salary requirements must be submitted to be considered

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