Job opening detail :
Managing Editor
posted: Feb. 12, 2018
Offered by:
Amberjack Publishing
Full Time
Boise, ID
Reporting to the Publisher, the Managing Editor will be responsible for overseeing and working with authors and staff editors on the development of book manuscripts ranging from middle-grade fiction, to literary and commercial fiction, and non-fiction titles. The Managing Editor must be highly-driven, comfortable working in a small but quickly growing office, and have an impeccable eye for detail.

• Manage the publishing schedule for 20-24 books per year
• Supervise and support staff editors and acquiring editors
• Maintain awareness of competing titles, genres, and industry trends
• Create and maintain relationships between authors, literary agents, and other key industry contacts
• Oversee backlist planning and publishing
• Consult/ collaborate with marketing, production, and sales on target goals and budgets
• Work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments
• Occasionally represent Amberjack Publishing at trade shows and other industry events and conferences

• Familiarity across all genres, extensive experience in middle-grade and/or non-fiction
• Experience managing authors, lists, and a team of editors
• Working knowledge of sales, marketing, and production processes
• Experience working in trade publishing
• Fluency in The Chicago Manual of Style
• Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and eBook conversion a plus
Dayna Anderson
Amberjack Publishing is a small press based in Boise, Idaho, publishing 20-24 titles a year. Interested candidates must be willing to relocate to the Boise area and should send a cover letter and resume to Please also include a desired salary and start date.
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