Senior Editor or Executive Editor

New York
Jan 13, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Human Resources
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.

- 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: No phone calls/agencies.

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