Executive Editor - Katherine Tegen Books
Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is currently seeking an Executive Editor to aggressively acquire middle-grade and teen fiction for the imprint. The Executive Editor:--Acquires lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential, and edits manuscripts for publication.--Shepherds manuscripts through production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process, including working with design to create marketable packages and with the marketing group to develop marketing plans.--Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.--Oversees fact sheet, jacket and catalog copy; reviews marketing material.--Conducts and analyzes sales research, with a deep understanding of p&ls.--Presents titles at various sales meetings.--Negotiates contracts with agents.--Supervises an Editor and shares supervision of an editorial assistant. Requirements:--Minimum of eight years' editorial work experience or equivalent within publishing industry --Acquisition and publication of multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects--Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues; superior negotiation skills--Experience managing a high-profile house author and/or program--Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively--Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industryTo apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.