Associate Editor, Religion

New York
Mar 26, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Ms. Jessica Flores
Full Time
The Associate Editor will be responsible for managing and substantially growing the Routledge Religion books program. They will create a strong commercial strategy for the religious studies program in line with Routledge’s overall objectives, be aware of competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, and take advantage of opportunities in the market. They will pursue and develop book projects, notably textbooks and handbook reference product, in line with list strategy and will also progress contracted projects. The role will involve close liaison with the UK Senior Publisher and series editors and book authors, as well as marketing, production, and sales colleagues. The position will involve frequent convention and campus travel throughout North America. This is an exciting opportunity to grow a list in a large and diverse subject area, where Routledge already has a strong profile, and to contribute to the growth of the Routledge Humanities division overall.


•Maintain annual commissioning and revenue goals, with an emphasis on acquiring textbooks and reference handbooks but also securing some commercially attractive supplementary texts.
•Meet annual publishing goals, working with authors to help them meet manuscript-submission deadlines, and liaising with production and authors to meet production and publishing deadlines.
•The role will involve extensive research of the US Religion market, entailing frequent campus travel and some convention attendance in North America
•Close liaison with the UK Senior Publisher, series editors and book authors, as well as marketing, production, and sales colleagues


•At least 2 years’ experience as a Senior Editorial Assistant, Developmental Editor, and/or Associate Editor
•Must be a self-starter who can work independently, while liaising effectively with other team members
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized; keen financial sense, and ability to budget and analyze financial data; ability to prioritize work under pressure
•Strong word processing, spreadsheet and database skills essential
•Some knowledge of Religion or Religious Studies is desirable


•BA or equivalent educational experience

For consideration for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

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