Job opening detail :
Associate Editor, Basic Books
posted: Mar. 18, 2021
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

The Associate Editor will be responsible for contributing to the diverse list at Basic Books & Seal Press by acquiring 3-5 titles per year and editing manuscripts in variety of fields acquired by other editors and by the publisher. The ideal candidate will manage these titles through the editorial and production stages, collaborating across departments.


Build and maintain relationships with authors and agents to acquire and develop new projects.
Acquire 3-5 books annually
Read and report on manuscripts, proposals and books submitted for publication.
Edit manuscripts and manage books through the copyediting, design, and production process.
Serve as advocate for authors’ titles; work with contracts, publicity, design, sales, and marketing to create a cohesive publishing effort.
Prepare materials such as acquisition memos, profit and loss statements, title fact sheets, catalog and jacket copy, etc.


3+ years’ editorial experience.
Broad knowledge of, and interest in, nonfiction subject areas and publishing categories, including history and politics.
Contacts among authors, writers, academics, journalists, or literary agents, or demonstrated ability to develop such contacts.
Ability to work cross-functionally with other groups, companies, and organizations on shared long-term projects.
Demonstrates an understanding of and an appreciation for the ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in addition to solid computer skills.
Ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Hachette Book Group 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, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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