Job opening detail :
Scout for Adult Fiction and Nonfiction
posted: Aug. 8, 2018
Offered by:
Sandford J. Greenburger Associates
Health; Dental; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates’ scouting department has an opening for a book scout. As a major scouting office in New York, we represent a distinguished group of foreign publishers for whom we read and evaluate a wide range of fiction (from important new literary voices to potential bestsellers) as well as nonfiction of every type (from current affairs to memoirs to self-help). The position comes with immediate coverage responsibilities and requires an astute reader who is well-versed in both adult fiction and non-fiction.

Responsibilities include:
*Read, evaluate and report on manuscripts and book proposals
*Closely communicate with our international clients by e-mail and phone about trends and projects
*Cultivate relationships in all areas of publishing, including agenting, editorial, licensing, sales, distribution, and books-to-film
*Represent the company at book fairs in Frankfurt and London
*Prepare client visits to New York
*Prepare schedules for clients for book fairs

We are seeking applicants who:
* Have at least 2 to 3 years of experience in book publishing (preferably from the editorial or agenting side of the business)
* Have excellent English-language communication skills, written and spoken.
* Are outgoing and able to build strong relationships
* Are detail-oriented, organized, and can thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
John Bowers
55 5th Avenue
Please send a cover letter and resume to John Bowers at All attachments should be either Word Doc or PDF format. Please be advised that we may not be able to respond to every applicant regarding their status.
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