Editor, Vintage/Anchor, Knopf Doubleday Group

Posted: 10/24/2019 | Expires: 11/23/2019

Location: New York, NY, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Editor, Vintage/Anchor, Knopf Doubleday Group Alfred A. Knopf was founded in 1915 and has long been known as a publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction.

The Knopf Doubleday Group’s list of authors includes Toni Morrison, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Anne Tyler, Jane Smiley, Anne Rice, Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dave Eggers, Chimamanda Adichie, Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, as well as such classic writers as Thomas Mann, Willa Cather, Albert Camus, and John Cheever.


Vintage/Anchor is looking for a broad-based paperback editor whose primary interest is literary/commercial fiction.  Reporting to the Editorial Director, this editor will be responsible for handling 10-12 frontlist reprints per season, as well as backlist reissue initiatives, working with authors and agents throughout the publication process, from developing copy and cover design to establishing metadata to thinking creatively about marketing and publicity opportunities. 
The position also involves a considerable amount of reading and reporting on submissions.  Must be an avid reader and have strong verbal/presentation skills, as well as excellent writing, copywriting, editing and contract negotiation abilities; proficiency in meeting tight deadlines; established contacts in the industry; a sense of trends in the marketplace; three to five years of editorial experience, and a passion for good writing. 


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly include your cover letter, resume, and samples of two reader’s reports

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