Job opening detail :
Senior Editor
posted: Sept. 10, 2020
Offered by:
BenBella Books
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Anywhere in the US
We’re looking for an experienced editor and project manager to join our newly created Matt Holt Books business imprint.

Responsibilities include:

• Broad management of ~20 titles annually.
• Developmental, substantive, and line-editing of manuscripts.
• Managing freelance editors and copyeditors as needed.
• Drafting sales copy and handling metadata.
• Coordination with BenBella’s production, art, sales, and marketing departments.

BenBella is a virtual company, so the successful candidate will work from home and have some degree of flexibility in their schedule.

This is a non-acquisitions position.

The ideal candidate will have:

• At least 2-5 years’ experience in nonfiction trade publishing, passion for business titles a plus.
• Strong editorial skills, and editorial flexibility in response to the diverse needs and expectations of various projects and authors.
• Strong author relationship skills.
• Strong project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing titles.

The candidate should also enjoy working both independently and in collaboration with others, and be self-motivated in a remote office setup.
About Our  
BenBella Books is one of a new breed of independent publishing houses that is thriving in the current turbulent publishing environment. We are a boutique book publisher that puts a big emphasis on creative marketing, building strong partnerships with authors, and publishing strategically in niche markets. BenBella has had fifteen New York Times bestsellers, multiple award-winning books, and was twice on Publishers Weekly’s list of fastest growing publishers.

BenBella offers a supportive, casual environment that emphasizes teamwork and communication. We look for candidates that fit our core values:

We balance work and home life. We work in a highly-productive but enjoyable and relaxed work environment (balance).

We respect ourselves and others and work in an atmosphere of teamwork and growth (respect).

We strive for excellence in our work. We worry the details and strive for total reliability (excellence).

We are open and honest. We try to always do the right thing (integrity).

We take responsibility for our actions. We admit mistakes and solve problems (responsibility).

We bring creativity into our work, always challenging our assumptions and looking for better ways to achieve results. We are flexible and responsive in a fast-moving environment (creativity).

We treat our authors and agents as partners (partnership).

BenBella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Leah Wilson
To apply, email resume and cover letter to BenBella Editor-in-Chief Leah Wilson at Please include "Senior Editor - Matt Holt Books" in the subject line.
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