Senior Editor

Oct 22, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Robin Blummer
Full Time
Insight Editions is seeking a Senior Editor in its San Rafael, California office to acquire, edit, and project manage titles primarily in its Music, Art, and Sports division. Insight Editions is a multifaceted multimedia publishing company recognized throughout the industry as a premier content developer for print, mobile, and digital entertainment. Working with authors, photographers, musicians, and other artists, this team member will help create some of the most beautiful and dynamic publications.

The Senior Editor acquires and edits new projects for our publishing program and develops these titles as they make their way through the manuscript, design, and production processes, championing each project from start to finish and taking responsibility for the editorial quality and integrity of each work. This position is designed to be independent and collaborative, requiring an individual who is experienced, ambitious, flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work with and coordinate teams. The Senior Editor drives creative product development, giving form to the publishing program’s award-winning industry-leading publications.

The books produced by Insight Editions are heavily illustrated and often push the boundaries of format in terms of scope, materials, size, ancillary elements, and design. For this reason, an ideal candidate would have experience working with text as well as illustrative elements such as art, photography, drawings, paintings, concept art, and other materials.


•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 deals

•Sponsor and oversee projects
oChampion titles through the development and production processes
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 manager and developmental editor
oOversee freelance project editors, 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 copy


•At least six years of editorial experience in the book publishing industry
•Experience with and passion for music, art, and sports genres
•The ability to map out and see through a project from start to finish
•Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
•Proficiency with Word, Excel, Filemaker, and other book publishing tools and programs
•Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or other art and photo viewing programs
•An understanding of editorial budgets and P&L formulas

This is a full-time position located in the San Rafael, California office. Please submit a cover letter and résumé.

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