Editorial Director

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 30, 2011
Closes
Dec 30, 2011
Contact
Ms. Julie Smith
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Rodale Books is seeking an Editorial Director with a command of all aspects of book publishing who will have responsibility for content acquisition and book development, as well as managing a team of editors. This role requires excellent agent relationships, strong analytical skills and judgment, book development experience, negotiation skills, interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of success. This hands-on position will play a key part in the team and is an outstanding opportunity to acquire, evaluate, develop and edit manuscripts and proposals within the health/wellness/cookbook categories.

The Editorial Director will have extensive experience in managing author/agent relationships and negotiations, as well as an understanding of special sales and list management. Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to think and act strategically while having the hands-on skills to manage and expand a high quality, innovative publishing program. Candidates should be creative thinkers, team players, innovative, committed, goal oriented and have strong management skills and an entrepreneurial approach to publishing.

Responsibilities:
-Lead the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of new books, from acquisitions through product release
-Oversee the acquisition, design and editing of an extensive line of cookbooks as well as general-interest books
-Lead content acquisitions efforts and manage author/agent relationships and contract negotiations
-Act as a liaison between authors and editors, agents, freelancers, and different departments within the company
-Traffic books through all stages of editorial production and coordinate the process with the authors
-Work closely with the marketing team to ensure strategic planning and scheduling of new books, as well as manage an extensive backlist of titles

Requirements:
-A minimum of 10 years experience in publishing and a minimum of 6 years in progressively senior management roles
-Knowledge of all aspects of publishing with an emphasis on acquisitions and list management
-Strategic planning experience with an entrepreneurial ability to successfully develop marketable publishing concepts
-A proven record of meeting deadlines and budgets while maintaining the highest level of quality control.
-Strong people management skills with demonstrated success with hiring, developing, coaching and retention
-Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stake holders
-Experience in the health/wellness/food categories

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