Editorial Director, Fiction - Amazon Publishing

New York
Jan 25, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Full Time
Amazon Publishing is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic leader to fill the role of Editorial Director, Fiction, based in our New York office. As Editorial Director, you will oversee all content acquisition for general fiction, leading a team of editors acquiring for our Little A, StoryFront, and Lake Union imprints, as well as acquire a select number of projects. Your mission will be to improve, develop, and refine our editorial strategy, processes, and standards while working with top-notch editors and authors to create a world-class publishing experience. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, agility, and a good sense of humor.

Position details:
- Develop, refine, and drive the editorial vision, goals and measures of success for general fiction
- Oversee all content acquisition for general fiction, across New York and Seattle-based teams
- Manage a team of top-notch editors, fostering a creative, collaborative environment, internally and externally
- Identify, evaluate and develop submissions and proposals through a team of editors with the goal of acquiring exceptional work
- Direct the development of new editorial and marketing programs in partnership with internal teams


- BA/BS Required
- 5 or more years of relevant editorial and publishing experience in the fiction category
- 5 or more years of experience leading a team of direct reports
- Demonstrated experience and successful track record working with authors and agents
- Superb written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results

- Experience with digital content and formats


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