Job opening detail :
Senior Editor
posted: Mar. 13, 2019
Offered by:
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Full Time
Nashville, TN
The W Publishing imprint publishes narrative nonfiction at the epicenter of faith, creativity, and culture. Our successes include current New York Times bestsellers The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines and Racing to the Finish by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as well as past mega-sellers Heaven is For Real and Same Kind of Different as Me. We are looking for a strong Senior Editor to oversee assigned projects from copyedited manuscript through production of the final product. This position will also perform macro edits on a subset of W Publishing titles.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Performs substantive edits on a percentage of W Publishing titles and communicates effectively with authors and agents.
• Maintains editorial schedules for all assigned manuscripts through RSuite and reviews all incoming changes from freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and authors. Updates manuscript documents with these changes.
• Works with authors and agents to secure permissions and releases and to obtain approval for text design, copyediting, cover design, and cover text.
• Coordinates creation of and proofreads book cover copy and catalog copy, occasionally writes and proofreads catalog copy and data. Updates reprint correction site.
• Attends and contributes to titling meetings, editorial board meetings, and production meetings.
• Communicates with freelancers for each stage of the editing process.
• Oversees budgets for editorial expenses (copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers).
• Verifies corrections to manuscripts. Supports editorial staff in making manuscripts printer ready. Provides manuscripts to other departments as needed.
• Works closely with Grupo on simultaneous Spanish releases.
• Works closely with creative design teams to assure covers and interiors are completed on schedule.
About Our  
About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, Olive Tree Bible Software,, and The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Bible Gateway is the world’s largest Christian website with more than 20 million unique monthly visitors. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information visit
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