Senior Editor

New York
Apr 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
Human Resources
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!

- 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.

- 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: No phone calls/agencies.

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