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Editorial Director, Pantheon Books
posted: Feb. 13, 2021
Offered by:
Penguin Random House LLC
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Flexible hours
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Editorial Director, Pantheon Books
Pantheon Books, an imprint within the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, is seeking an Editorial Director to join its team to help shape Pantheon’s eclectic and acclaimed list of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and graphics that help to change and enliven the discourse. The ideal candidate will have an appetite for a broad range of excellent literary work, an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep understanding of the marketplace, and the capacity to manage a diverse set of responsibilities.
Founded in 1942 by Helen and Kurt Wolff, Pantheon began by publishing literature in translation. In the decades since, Pantheon emerged as the premiere home to major works of international and broad-ranging fiction, cultural commentary, and radical thinking by such authors as Studs Terkel, Marguerite Duras, Hannah Arendt, and Simone de Beauvoir. Today its star-studded roster of award-winning authors includes Wole Soyinka, James Gleick, Margo Jefferson, Ha Jin, Ali Smith, Charles Yu, Randall Kennedy, Mary Gaitskill, Heather Ann Thompson, Chris Ware, Marjane Satrapi, and Art Spiegelman.
The Editorial Director will work closely with the Publisher to help shape our evolving nonfiction program, and help to grow and develop our fiction and graphics programs. The Editorial Director will also be responsible for acquiring 8-10 titles a year. Alongside their own editorial work, the Editorial Director will help to manage our talented editorial team, and will participate in imprint decisions regarding acquisitions, publications, and publishing strategies for both frontlist and backlist.
The Role:
* Acquires and edits 8-10 books per year: writes copy, presents at sales meetings, coordinates publication across production, design, publicity, and marketing departments
* Consults with Publisher on imprint publishing strategies: acquisitions, publication planning, imprint vision and goals
* Advises imprint editors regarding acquisition decisions and the editorial development of projects
* Develops, nurtures, and maintains relationships with authors, artists, agents, and industry professionals
* Represents the imprint at meetings in the Publisher’s stead, as needed
* Manages select repackaging projects to maintain backlist

The Essentials:
* A strong writer and voracious, broad reader, with an eye for bold ideas, original thinking, and excellent writing
* Experienced in working collaboratively with writers and thinkers
* An ability to build and maintain relationships with a portable network of agents and author contacts
* Timely follow-up skills with the Pantheon team, our authors, agents and other departments at Penguin Random House; able to prioritize and complete multiple projects at once in a fast-paced and detail-focused environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* A goal-oriented team player who can cultivate productive working relationships
* Proficiency in creative problem-solving, decision making, and time management

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC
Country: United States of America
State/Region: New York
City: New York
Postal Code: 10019
Job ID: 127242
127242Penguin Random House LLC
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Company:
Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
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