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Acquisitions Editor  
  posted: Feb. 7, 2017
 Offered by: 
Radish Media, Inc.
Full Time
New York, NY
Who are you?
You are an experienced publishing professional with a strong eye for recognizing authors and content creators with the talent to deliver top notch storytelling for an innovative smartphone serialized reading publisher. You have a strong network of established and budding agents, publishers and/or authors, and are hip to the world of publishing. Last but not least, you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are a self-starter willing to think outside of the box. What you will be doing at Radish: You will be responsible for discovering and acquiring exceptional authors in ONE GENRE (Romance, Mystery, YA/Fantasy OR Sci-Fi/Paranormal), managing author relationships, and collaborating with marketing, publicity, production, and author relations’ teams to deliver exceptional stories to our voracious readers and provide our world-class authors with guidance and support as they build their careers. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, agility, and a deep love of reading and readers. (Bonus points for a sense of humor).

Position details:
* Finding and cultivating authors both new and seasoned with strong commercial potential
* Working closely with authors to optimize performance on platform
* Working closely with internal teams (e.g., tech, support, production, marketing) to troubleshoot on behalf of authors and to relay the needs and concerns of authors to the product team
* Developing and maintaining strong relationships with literary agents, publishers and authors
* Find creative ways to expand uses and opportunities for Radish
* Monitoring and analyzing trend and sales data

** Full-time opportunities available in New York City, NY.  When applying please specify which genre you are interested in applying for.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. In order to be considered for this position, please include a resume and cover letter to
 About Our  
Who is Radish?

We believe that at the heart of good entertainment lies great stories. That’s why we built Radish: a new app for serialised fiction, designed for the mobile generation. It is a digital update of the Victorian idea of the serialised novel. Radish already features over 700 authors spanning romance, fantasy, YA, paranormal, mystery and sci-fi, and has already reached hundreds of thousands of app downloads since its launch last February. Its leading author is making $13,000 a month.

This model has already had astounding success in East Asia. Now, with Radish, we want to bring this revolution in storytelling to the West. We have now officially launched, and have been featured on outlets such as: Publishers Weekly, The Bookseller, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Techcrunch, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune.

Publishers Weekly:

Radish is backed by leading Silicon Valley, Hollywood and publishing industry investors. These include Greylock, Lowercase, Softbank, UTA, Bertelsmann, and Sherpa Capital. Individual investors include bestselling author Amy Tan, ITV Chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette; Charlie Songhurst, former head of corporate strategy at Microsoft; and billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen.

Radish has a strong management team with a proven track record. Founder and CEO Seung-yoon “SY” Lee was recognized for his innovation in media with inclusion in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia class. His previous company was crowdfunded journalism platform Byline and was the first East Asian President of the Oxford Union. Co-founder and CTO Joy Cho brings 10 years of engineering experience including multi-billion-dollar Korean companies like NCSoft and Daum. Head of Product Doohaeng Lee recently built from the ground up Kakopage, web serial fiction app within Korean messaging giant Kakao. As its head overseeing the entire service, he scaled the service from 0 to $200k+ daily revenue and millions of app downloads. It is now the most successful web serial fiction app in Korea with the latest annual revenue of more than $90mil. Head of Content and Operations Paul Baek, former Kpop Singer, was director of strategy at Atom Factory before joining Radish.

The team has come together to build an iconic multimedia entertainment company, and revolutionize how stories are produced and consumed.
Breann Lange
New York, NY
Job #  17728
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