Job opening detail :
Senior Licensing Editor
posted: May 14, 2019
Offered by:
The Quarto Group
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Seattle, WA
To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people!

The Quarto Group is seeking a Senior Licensing Editor to manage all editorial work from concept to publication for a variety of pop culture and entertainment-related licensed books, and act as the team leader on those designated projects. This role will assist in the development of a strong commercial publishing list that taps into pop culture events and fan-centric content. This position will be located in our Seattle office location as a part of our becker&mayer! division. Come join the team!

The key responsibilities for this role will be:

Oversee the development, editing, design, and production of a wide range of licensed titles in both straight book and novelty format.
Research and enlist appropriate authors, helping to expand our stable of highly skilled writers
Independently perform developmental and line editing for book projects and titles, often providing written content, including cover copy and image captions
Collaborate with team members in the development and delivery of high-quality and innovative book designs and formats
Serve as the primary creative contact with licensors and client contacts for specific book projects throughout the creative development and production process
Assist Publisher and Editorial Director in creating a strong list of pop culture and commercially relevant title
Work creatively and collaboratively with team members to develop and deliver high-quality book concepts
Research market trends, competing titles, franchise developments, pop culture events, and relevant brands
Write sell sheets, concept briefs, catalog copy, and other content in support of project concepts
Prepare publishing packs for management review, including concept write-ups, competitive titles, key selling points, author bios, etc.
Actively contribute to and lead brainstorming sessions with the creative team
Serve as project manager and editorial lead for 6 to 8 titles and 8 to 10 concept development projects at a time.
Do you have the following skills and qualifications?

A minimum of 8 years' editorial experience in publishing
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Experience working with branded or licensed product
Knowledge of all aspects of publishing with an emphasis on book development and production
Strong planning and organizational skills as well excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong editing ability, i.e., developmental, substantive, and line editing
A proven record of meeting deadlines and budgets while maintaining the highest level of quality control
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships, both internal and external
Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects and effectively prioritize within tight deadlines
Have an active interest in pop culture and licensed products: movies, TV, comic book, video games, and entertainment brands, with emphasis on science fiction and fantasy
Demonstrate discretion with confidential and proprietary information
...then we want to hear from you!

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to

We offer a wide range of competitive benefits! Please visit our website at:

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
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