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Editorial Director, Nonfiction, Grand Central Publishing
posted: Sept. 14, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

The Editorial Director will manage and provide guidance to the Grand Central Publishing (GCP) nonfiction editorial team and represent the group’s publishing vision to agents and authors. Reporting to the SVP, Publisher, this professional develops long-term editorial strategy, personally acquires and manages book projects, and oversees title P&Ls and budgets.


Lead the GCP Nonfiction editorial group in all aspects of nonfiction editorial responsibilities including acquisitions, packaging, positioning, titles, subtitles, and publication schedule
Partner to the Publisher on Nonfiction Strategy and Nonfiction list planning for approximately 35 nonfiction titles annually
Responsible for creating and maintaining the GCP Nonfiction long-term plan in consultation with the division’s Publisher, Paperback & Digital Publisher, and Publicity and Marketing groups
Acquire and edit book projects , primarily nonfiction, minimum 8 titles per year
Develop and maintain deep relationships with nonfiction specialists in GCP marketing and publicity groups
Manage group of 3 nonfiction editors and 2 group editorial assistants
Manage all aspects of preparation for seasonal sales conference and planning meetings for Nonfiction list
Complementary responsibilities to Editorial Director for Fiction


Broad knowledge of nonfiction subject areas and publishing categories with specialty knowledge in select categories
Prefer candidate with contacts among authors, writers, academics, journalists, or literary agents, or who demonstrates the ability to develop such contacts
Significant management experience, with small team or large team management preferred
Proven ability to work cross-functionally with specialists in other groups, companies, and organizations on shared long-term projects
Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts, and self-awareness and understanding of their own culture, identity, biases, and privileges
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
Ability to thrive in corporate, entrepreneurial, or results-driven organizational role
Problem-solving skills in complex, cross-functional, multi-party, long-term team scenarios
Experience in negotiation of complex deals
General financial literacy including experience evaluating financial models and budgets
Excellent presentation, organization, written and oral communication skills

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