Senior Editor

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY USA

Work at HarperCollins Publishers

Duration: Full-Time

HarperCollins is currently seeking a Senior Editor for the Harper imprint. In this role you will acquire lead-level titles with an emphasis on non-fiction.


  • Establish and maintain agent and author relationships.
  • Actively solicit, acquire, evaluate, and develop proposals and book concepts.
  • Champion books through the publishing process.
  • Maintain an effective relationship with art, managing editorial, production, and other support departments.
  • Oversee the preparation of fact sheet, jacket, and catalog copy; and review marketing and publicity materials.
  • Conduct and evaluate sales research, as it relates to comprehension of P&Ls.
  • Work constructively with marketing and publicity departments in building author-specific promotional plans.


  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant editorial experience
  • Established agency contacts
  • Acquisition and publication of profitable and/or critically viable projects
  • Optimistic and innovative outlook toward publishing
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Eloquent and savvy presentation abilities
  • Effective, productive communication with colleagues
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

This role is currently based out of New York, NY. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at


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