Editorial Leader, Amazon Children's Publishing

New York
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Full Time
Amazon Children’s Publishing is seeking an innovative and energetic editorial leader for our Two Lions imprint. In this role you will acquire, edit and develop children’s picture and chapter books. Working with cross-functional teams, you’ll identify business and product requirements, set imprint vision, initiatives and acquisition goals. Leading a team of editors, you will further develop relationships with our existing authors and illustrators while broadening our attention to new writers, content creators and industry contacts. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, agility, and a good sense of humor.

Duties include:
- Utilize market and internal data to deliver unique acquisition opportunities for Two Lions
- Acquiring exceptional titles and managing them through the production process to publication (working closely with internal teams)
- Collaborating with authors and illustrators to develop their work
- Developing and maintaining relationships with literary agents, including negotiating deals and managing contracts
- Identify and outline opportunities for growth by way of forming strategic partnerships
- Partner with groups within Amazon to develop and leverage marketing programs and identify new opportunities that align to team and cross-company goals
- Create and maintain business and product definition with input from key stakeholders
- Measure success of title acquisitions

Basic qualifications:
- BA/BS Required
- 7 or more years of relevant editorial, publishing author relations, experience
- 5 or more years of experience leading a team of direct reports
- Executive-level written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results