Senior Editor or Executive Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 13, 2014
Closes
Feb 12, 2014
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
We are currently seeking an Executive Editor or a Senior Editor to be responsible for a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks in the HarperTeen and Harper imprints.

Under supervision of the Editorial Director, the Senior Editor:
- Acquires lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential, and edits manuscripts for publication.
- Shepherds manuscripts through production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process, including working with design to create marketable packages and with the marketing group to develop marketing plans.
- Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.
- Oversees fact sheet, jacket, and catalog copy; reviews marketing material.
- Conducts and analyzes sales research, with a deep understanding of p&ls.
- Presents titles at various sales meetings.
- Negotiates contracts with agents.
- Shares supervision of an editorial assistant.

Requirements:
- Minimum 8 years (Exec Editor) or 5 years (Sr Editor) of relevant editorial experience; children’s publishing experience in teen and middle-grade preferred
- Acquisition and publication of multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects
- Excellent negotiation skills and strong presentation skills
- Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues
- Extensive experience reviewing contracts
- Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry
- Affinity for commercial fiction
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficient knowledge of MS Office

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.

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