Executive Editor - Katherine Tegen Books

New York
Jan 11, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
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.

--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 industry

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.

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