Job opening detail :
Associate Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York
posted: Dec. 2, 2019
Offered by:
Workman Publishing Co.
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
Looking for a creative, experienced, entrepreneurial, and collegial editor to develop and acquire books, as well as handle some existing projects, for Algonquin Books in New York, an independent publisher devoted to award-winning and bestselling narrative nonfiction and fiction and the discovery of new voices. This person will report to the Publisher/Editorial Director and work closely with a small editorial team. Algonquin, with staff in both Chapel Hill, NC, and NYC, is an imprint of Workman Publishing, Inc.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Edit approximately 5-7 titles a year, with an emphasis on nonfiction
• Read and evaluate submissions
• Be idea-driven, pursuing projects not just via agents but also developing original books from the ground up
• Manage a P&L and agent negotiations
• Take on projects or initiatives as assigned by the publisher/editorial director
• Help drive backlist development
• Write and oversee tip sheets, endorsements, and jacket and other copy for your books
• Work with all relevant departments, production, design, sales and marketing, as an advocate and troubleshooter for your books
• Take an active role in presenting and championing the books, and in collaborating with the marketing and publicity team
• Assist in achieving imprint profit goals

Experience and skills desired:
• Minimum five years book publishing experience
• Passion for and curiosity about all aspects of the publishing business and its future
• A love for and commitment to independent publishing
• Excellent conceptual and line-editing abilities
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Must be resourceful, proactive, and organized
• Must be results driven, with an ability to juggle multiple projects, manage deadlines, and demonstrate follow-through
• Strong relationships within the publishing industry
• Strong engagement with the outside world of culture and trends
• An ability to play nicely with others on a small team and to build relationships internally, across the Algonquin and Workman staff

Workman Publishing is steadfast in its commitment to innovation, creativity, inclusion, and excellence. Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the other fascinating characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options, and we look forward to hearing from you.
About Our  
Workman Publishing, an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, children’s books, parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, humor, country living, and calendars. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative, staffed by people who love interesting books.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.
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