Job opening detail :
Senior Managing Editor
posted: July 11, 2018
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY
The Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Managing Editor for its flagship Grand Central Publishing division. Grand Central publishes more than 300 titles a year across a wide variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, romance, lifestyle, mystery/thrillers, and pop culture titles under the Grand Central, Life & Style, Forever, Forever Yours, Goop Press, and Twelve imprints. This position reports to the VP, Executive Managing Editor.

-Work in close partnership with the Grand Central publisher and the editorial and art teams on seasonal lists to ensure timely delivery of manuscripts, copy, and sales materials
-Collaborate with the editorial, art, and production departments to schedule and monitor titles through the entire production process
-Develop or refine procedures to improve existing workflows and ensure that interdepartmental best practices and standards are in maintained
-Lead production and other status meetings and participate in various interdepartmental meetings
-Maintain title data and communicate changes companywide
-Manage a team of 7 production editors at all levels of experience
-Managing a few special book projects (bought bounds, third-party packagers) per season, as necessary

-5+ years managing editorial experience, preferably in a trade house
-Solid knowledge of the entire trade publishing process for fiction, narrative nonfiction, and various illustrated genres
-Proven communication and interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and an ability to work collegially with a variety of stakeholders and with appropriate assertiveness to ensure deadlines are met
-Demonstrated team leadership and mentorship skills
-Solid organizational skills, with an aptitude for process development and innovation
-Strong computer/MS Word and Excel skills and knowledge of electronic copyediting and coding
-Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
-Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (16th and 17th eds.)
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Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading U.S. trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. HBG publishes great books for readers of all ages, more than 1,800 new books annually, in all formats—print, ebook, and audiobook—including many New York Times bestsellers. HBG is a dynamic place to work, a fast-paced and fun environment where new ideas in publishing are actively explored and encouraged. HBG is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.
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