Job opening detail :
Senior Editor
posted: May 7, 2018
Offered by:
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
HarperCollins is currently seeking a Senior Editor to acquire commercial and literary books for the Amistad imprint. A prestigious division that primarily focuses on publishing African-American voices, Amistad is looking to add a dynamic senior editor with a forward-thinking, global acquisition agenda. The ideal candidate would have a meaningful relationship with the audience they are serving; edit projects with a visionary eye; work well in a collaborative environment; and is enthusiastic about the fascinating world of publishing.

- Establish and maintain agent and author relationships.
- Actively solicit, acquire, evaluate, and develop fiction and nonfiction 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
- 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
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