Executive Editor - HarperCollins Children's Books

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 11, 2013
Closes
Feb 10, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
HarperCollins Children's Books is currently seeking an Executive Editor to acquire high-profile teen and tween fiction.

The Executive Editor:
--Manages a program for a number of high-profile and best-selling authors/programs
--Acquires a certain number of lead-level titles 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
--Maintains a growing network of industry contacts
--Negotiates contracts with agents
--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 industry


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

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