We are currently seeking an Editor OR Senior Editor to solicit, recommend, acquire and develop authors of fiction including thrillers, crime, speculative, and high concept as well as narrative nonfiction and ensure that the strategic direction will support the growth of the Hanover Square Press imprint. The Editor/Senior Editor is a key representative for the imprint and must work closely with numerous internal departments such as Editorial, North American Marketing and Digital, Sales, Publicity, Overseas, Legal, Art, Production and Finance to ensure effective communication and planning within and across departments. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a trade imprint from the very beginning!
- With the Editorial Director, formulates and executes a distinct and salable vision for the imprint, ensures all content delivers, and develops an understanding of the imprint’s goals.
- Solicits fiction and nonfiction from agents and from new and existing writers; reads and recommends, with the goal of successful acquisition/negotiation within the confines of budget.
- Acquires and develops authors in accordance with imprint’s vision. Responsible for implementing author growth plans.
- Fosters current agent contacts and develops relationships with new agents, recruits new talent and draws competitive talent.
- Attends various writers’ conferences as company representative to make further inroads with authors and agents.
- Develops and implements the company’s acquisition and build strategies, as well as contributes innovative ideas in this process.
- Actively participates in the vision team process with Art and Marketing to create effective packaging.
- 3 or more years’ experience as an acquisitions editor or associate editor
- Recent experience working with noteworthy authors
- A University degree or equivalent work experience
- Solid history of finding, editing and cultivating key authors
- Demonstrated ability in recognizing new talent with strong commercial potential
- Broad list of agent contacts
- Strong contract negotiation skills, along with knowledge/understanding of standard publishing contracts and P&Ls
- Strong knowledge of consumer book buying practices, industry trends, and solid competitive insight
- Strong writing/editing skills
- Has creativity, flexibility and takes initiative
HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.