Editor - Crafts & Do It Yourself (DIY)

New York
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
ABRAMS is seeking an individual with strong knowledge and experience in, and passion for, the craft, lifestyle, "Do It Yourself" category. This individual will work with the publishing director to acquire, develop, edit and co-edit a dynamic list of craft/DIY books for the STC Craft imprint and assist the publishing director in all aspects of growing and representing the imprint. Individual will be responsible for acquiring, developing and editing 10 to 16 modern craft/DIY lifestyle books per year; assisting in growing and representing the imprint including engaging in social media, writing blog posts, attending craft/DIY events, identifying trends, and researching, pursuing and innovating new ideas; manage and co-manage author and photographer relationships including seeing new titles through all stags of editing, managing schedules, collaborating with design and production; and preparing sales materials and presenting titles at key meetings. This is an in-house position.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 4 - 6 years' experience in an editorial capacity at an adult trade publishing house, ideally with a focus on craft and/or design. We are seeking an individual with strong acquisitions, proven sales record and keen understanding of the market place and innovative product development skills in the craft/lifestyle DIY category. Excellent writing and oral communication skills and ability to nurture relationships with authors.

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements.

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