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Executive Editor or Senior Editor  
  posted: July 15, 2014
 Offered by: 
HarperCollins Publishers
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
We are currently seeking an Executive Editor or a Senior Editor to be responsible for a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks in the HarperTeen and Harper imprints.

Responsibilities:
- Acquires lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential, and edits manuscripts for publication.
- Shepherds manuscripts through production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process, including working with design to create marketable packages and with the marketing group to develop marketing plans.
- Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.
- Oversees 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 sales meetings.
- Negotiates contracts with agents.
- Shares supervision of an editorial assistant.

Requirements:
- Minimum 8 years (Exec Editor) or 5 years (Sr Editor) of relevant editorial experience; children’s publishing experience in teen and middle-grade preferred
- Acquisition and publication of multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects
- Excellent negotiation skills and strong presentation skills
- Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues
- Extensive experience reviewing contracts
- Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry
- Affinity for commercial fiction
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization
- 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
 About Our  
Company: 
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.
 Special  
Instructions: 
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com.
Job #  10261
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