Senior Editor - RH Children's Books

New York
Mar 07, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Random House Children's Books seeks a Senior Editor to solicit, acquire, evaluate and develop manuscripts and proposals for the middle grade and YA projects for the Random House Books for Young Readers lists.

Responsibilities will include:

?Acquires and edits 10+ new books per year. Focus on middle grade, YA and early chapter books, as well as mining of backlist titles.
?Works with Publishing Director in developing a publishing strategy for middle grade and Young Adult titles on the Random House list.
?Responsible for all editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and editing; liaison with art director to provide illustration; copywriting including jacket, catalog, and other marketing copy as required.
?Works closely on series branding with the art department.
?Negotiates acquisitions with agents and authors.
?Maintains publishing/production schedules and meets deadlines.
?Develops and maintains relationships with authors, agents and industry organizations.
?Participates in editorial meetings.
?Presents titles at sales meetings and elsewhere as required.
?Represents imprint at industry conventions.

Our requirements
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years children's publishing, including demonstrated editorial/aquisition experience. Candidate most have established author/agent contacts. Strong editing skills and creative approach to conceptual packaging are preferable.

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

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