Associate Editor

New York
Jan 10, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
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Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Crown Publishing Group seeks an Associate Editor to join their Waterbrook Multnomah team to work with the Image, Harmony, and Archetype imprints. This position will acquire projects and authors for the list, conduct contract negotiations, shape and edit manuscripts with authors, and maintain author and agent relationships.

Additional Responsibilities:
?Reads and evaluates manuscripts and proposals, consulting with authors on style, content and format changes
?Tracks manuscripts through all stages of editing, design and production
?Consults on book presentation, (i.e. copy, art, design)
?Prepares and writes cover copy, catalog copy and title information sheets
?Reads and evaluates book submissions and recommends manuscripts for acquisition
?Acquires and develops new book projects
?Works with marketing and publicity departments on launch of series/books
?Handles administrative duties including, daily correspondence, office and computer work, phones, attends meetings
?Handles special projects as assigned

Our requirements
Candidates must have at least 2-3 years of editorial experience, strong editorial skills, and keep abreast of trends and competitive titles. Candidates must have the ability to juggle projects simultaneously and quickly meet deadlines. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential. Candidates must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Candidates with a general knowledge of religion, including Christianity and Catholicism are preferred.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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