Job opening detail :
Acquiring Editor
posted: June 5, 2019
Offered by:
The Quarto Group
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
Seattle, WA
Requirements:
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 an Acquiring Editor to originate, and project manage all editorial work from concept to publication for a variety of book and book plus projects, and act as a team leader on designated projects and book titles, initiating and developing book ideas, detailing and monitoring schedules, enlisting authors, and writing content. This position will be in our Seattle area office location! Come join our Seattle team!

The key responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:

Serve as editorial lead on a wide range of books both licensed and novelty from manuscript editing and layouts through final production
Research an enlist appropriate authors, helping expand the stable of highly skilled writers
Independently edit book proposals and projects, often providing written content, including cover copy and captions
Collaborate with team members in developing and delivering high-quality book projects
Monitor schedules and work with teams to ensure book titles deliver on time and on budget
Serve as the primary contact with licensor throughout the development process
Work creatively with team members to develop and deliver high-quality book projects
Contribute proactively to new ideas, keep up on trends, and pop culture events
Write pitches, concept briefs, catalog copy, and other content in support of project ideas
Prepare publishing packs for management review, including concept write ups, competitive titles, key selling points, author bios, etc.
Assist Editorial Director in shaping and maintaining publishing list
Other duties as assigned.

Do you have the following skills and qualifications?

A minimum of 5 years' editorial experience in publishing
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Knowledge of all aspects of publishing with an emphasis on book development and production
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
Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects and effectively prioritize within tight deadlines
...then we want to hear from you!

To apply please submit cover letter, salary expectations and resume to careersusa@quarto.com.

We offer a wide range of competitive benefits! Visit https://www.quarto.com/careers for more information.

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
About Our  
Company:
Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.

Subjects range from Art 'How-To', Graphic Design, and Home Improvement, to Cooking, Gardening, Motoring, and Crafts.

We make books as economically as possible, and we sell them as far and wide as possible, across 50 countries and in 40 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, to readers as passionate about our subjects as we are.
Special  
Instructions:
To apply please submit cover letter, salary expectations and resume to careersusa@quarto.com.

We offer a wide range of competitive benefits! Visit https://www.quarto.com/careers for more information.

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
Job #:
24277
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