New York
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
David Fabricant
Full Time
Abbeville Press seeks an experienced editor of illustrated books.

This key staff member will
  • serve as line editor and project editor for three to five complex illustrated books per season, guiding them through all stages of the publication process, in cooperation with the design, production, and marketing departments;

  • supervise the work of freelance translators, copy editors, proofreaders, indexers, and photo researchers;

  • write fact sheet, catalog, and jacket copy, and present titles at sales conferences; and

  • work with the publisher and associate publisher to acquire and develop new titles.

The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience as an editor of art books, illustrated books, or exhibition catalogs, and a thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Also desirable are a knowledge of art history, a reading knowledge of one or more European languages, experience editing works in translation, a strong visual sense, and an interest in books for young readers, too.

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