Sr. Editor, RH Children's Books

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Oct 21, 2013
Closes
Nov 20, 2013
Category
Publishing
Role
Editor
Duration
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 trade books and series, chapter books through YA, for the Random House Books for Young Readers lists.

Responsibilities will include:

? Acquires and edits 14+ new books per year. Focus on middle grade, YA and early chapter books, as well as mining of backlist titles.
? Works with Associate Publishing Director in developing a publishing strategy for middle grade and Young Adult titles on the Random House list.
? Management of 2 direct reports, including one partial assistant.
? Responsible for all editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and editing; liaising 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 in children's publishing, including demonstrated editorial/acquisition experience. Candidate must 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



For more information, please visit our web site at:
http://www.randomhouse.com




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