Senior Editor- THEI

New York
May 08, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Experienced senior editor to provide creative and strategic leadership and creative conceptualization, organization, production, and coordination of compelling pictorial, celebrity, health/wellness and history-related trade books and other publications for varied and specific brands.

• Provide creative and strategic senior editorial leadership to assigned brands and to journalists working on that brand and on THEI staff.
• Work with Editorial Director, Art Director, writers and reporters to generate and focus compelling ideas for trade books and bookazines; spearhead regular brainstorming efforts, encouraging connecting with the marketplace and maximizing commercial potential.
• Work with strategic managers (Editorial Director, Art Director, Managing Editor and photo editors) to facilitate scheduling, processes, and quality, and to minimize costs. Manuscripts must deliver on time and within established procedures for given brand. Own the budgeting process for given brands.
• Act as the direct reporting manager for associate editors on your staff; responsible for hiring permanent and temporary edit staff as needed.
• Draft trade-book proposals, coordinating with Marketing and Finance departments to combine all necessary information for making the case for the project.
• Recommend, recruit, supervise, and edit freelance writers and other freelance personnel as needed.
• Make assignments to optimize scheduling, maximize as well as build talents, and mentor and train staff.
• Guide creative, content and design development, as well as guide schedule development and management.
• Provide sole leadership to several personal projects, from concept through published work, including conceiving and proposing compelling books competitive in retail sales markets; creating and managing deadline schedules; researching, writing, and editing text; planning and supervising photography; delivering clean manuscript in a timely manner; and supporting marketing and promotions departments.
• Collaborate as needed with all teams to make sure end product meets approved specifications.
• Collaborate frequently with editors,designers, freelancers, photo, production, and other related team members to assure efficient and effective workflow for all.
• Devise plans for key but streamlined approval stages for your projects. Coordinate with Editorial Director on approvals on per project basis. Each individual editor is responsible for the content, quality, and accuracy of their projects, with their manager approving key checkpoints.
• Oral and written communication with brand, consumers and industry as needed.
• Additional responsibilities as needed.

BS in journalism, literature or communications with a strong writing background or additional coursework; 3 to 5 years work experience in trade-book publishing. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as ability to creatively conceive and visualize concepts and work efficiently within a team are a must.

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