Storey Publishing, a publisher of in-depth nonfiction books promoting creative self-reliance for adults and children, seeks a senior editor.
As a key member of the editorial department, the senior editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of development for 6 to 8 books annually, including: author communication, substantive editing, hiring and directing freelance copyeditors and indexers; creating photography and illustration lists; and working closely with the art director through all stages of book design and layout to ensure the design supports and amplifies the editorial content and market positioning. In addition, the senior editor will attend weekly acquisitions meetings and support the efforts of the acquisitions editors in researching and developing ideas, identifying potential authors, evaluating proposals, and articulating strong positioning statements for sales and marketing purposes.
This position requires: superior writing and editing skills; 4-6 years of editorial experience (preferably in highly illustrated how-to books); excellent communication and negotiation skills; thorough knowledge of electronic book manuscript production; experience in acquisitions and creative idea development highly desirable; enthusiasm for Storey’s mission and subject areas essential. Storey is a highly collaborative company and this is a full-time, on-site position requiring presence in the Storey offices in North Adams five days a week (telecommuting is not an option).