Senior Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 21, 2014
Closes
May 21, 2014
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Katherine Tegen Books, the publisher of DIVERGENT, is looking for a Senior Editor who has a passion for children's books and an appetite to acquire commercial and literary fiction. We are looking for a bright and capable individual who is looking for an amazing editorial opportunity!

Responsibilities
- Reports to Katherine Tegen, Publisher, and Jill Davis, Executive Editor.
- Acquires and edits manuscripts for publication; handles select assigned authors and titles.
- Shepherds manuscripts through production process.
- Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.
- Partners with design department to develop marketable packages.
- Writes 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 meetings (editorial, acquisitions, launch).
- Maintains a growing network of industry contacts.
- Negotiates contracts with agents.
- Supervises Assistant Editor along with Executive Editor.
- Meets number of books/dollar goals – 10-12 titles per year.

Knowledge/Experience/Skills:
- Minimum of five years editorial work experience or equivalent within publishing industry
- Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively
- Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and children’s book industry
- Acquisition and publication of multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects
- Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues
- Has experience managing a high-profile house author and/or program
- College degree or equivalent work experience


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

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