Editor, Ten Speed Press

Mar 28, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The editorial department seeks an Editor to coordinate all processes of book production, from acquisition to publication for approximately 12 titles per year for Ten Speed_s award-winning nonfiction list. Duties for each project include establishing and adhering to a production schedule, performing a developmental edit, arranging assignments/briefings to and reviewing all work of editorial freelancers, commissioning and managing photography and illustration (if applicable), overseeing the work of designers, coordinating the preparation of sales materials, and writing catalog and flap copy.

The position includes responsibility for acquiring approximately 7 titles per year with a focus on full-color cookbooks, art/photography instructionals, illustrated gift books, and text-driven prescriptive books, as well as participating in the evaluation of acquisitions candidates. The editor will also be on call to participate in (and in some cases, run) meetings with agents, packagers, and potential authors.

Our requirements
Candidates must have a minimum of five years of editorial experience working on complex full-color books, and knowledge of/interest in the categories in which Ten Speed publishes (for example: food/wine, health/nutrition, art/photography, career, humor). The position requires extensive book-team management (designers, photographers, writer-author collaborations) and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. Thus, strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and proficiency in creative problem-solving and decision-making are essential. The candidate should have experience taking complicated projects from the idea stage through to publication and a firm grasp of all aspects of book production_from developmental editing to line editing to proofreading--with a strong record of meeting deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of acquiring experience with a proven sales record, and have an existing network of agents and author contacts from which to draw.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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