Job opening detail :
posted: Apr. 8, 2021
Offered by:
Hay House
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Vision; Life Insurance
Full Time
New York, CA
Hay House is seeking a full-time Editor to acquire and manage 12-16 projects a year for our Metaphysical list, which includes topics such as Angels, Astrology, Channeling, Manifesting, Oracle Cards, Tarot, and Spirit Guides. The editor will be responsible for all areas of book development, including acquiring, editing, building and maintaining relationships with authors, and liaising with design, production, managing editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, and audio.

Responsibilities and Expertise
• Manage 12–16 new projects per year in the Metaphysical category, including projects acquired personally and projects assigned by editorial director or publisher.
• Acquire 8¬–10 projects per year, presenting projects at weekly acquisitions meetings and preparing P&Ls and supplemental materials for review by executive acquisitions committee.
• Develop and maintain relationships with authors in order to act as primary contact before, during, and after book publication.
• Take responsibility for all editorial aspects of each project, including editing and liaising with design, production, marketing, publicity, and audio.
• Using industry best practices and in-house resources, write effective copy for covers, fact sheets, design memos, and other marketing copy as required.
• Manage, create, or review materials for various events, such as summits and launches.
• Work closely with other in-house editors to discuss conceptual issues, brainstorm processes, workshop copy, and more.
• Perform hands-on work with live design files in InDesign, entering text corrections and coordinating with design department to prepare materials to go to print.
• Help establish processes for managing workflow and coordinating with other departments.
• Adhere to production schedules and meet deadlines.
• Manage editorial freelancers, including developmental/line editors, as needed; coordinate with managing editorial and design departments to manage the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and designers as needed.
• Collaborate with colleagues in other HH offices on shared projects.
• Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to speak effectively with authors, vendors, customers, and employees of organization.
• Supervisory responsibilities will include working with junior editorial staff, helping to train them, and/or overseeing their work on specific tasks.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
• Widespread knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales).
• Strong interest in and knowledge of the company’s core content areas, with particular interest in and knowledge of Metaphysical categories.
• Excellent intra- and interdepartmental communication and collaboration skills required.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel; basic ability in InDesign, Slack and Asana desired.
• Must have considerable current contacts (key authors, illustrators, agents, etc.) in the book publishing industry.
• Organization, attention to detail, analytic skills, and verbal and written communication skills a must.
• Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Must be results-driven, with the ability to determine and take appropriate steps to achieve goals.
• Knowledge of Spanish language, a plus.

Education and/or Experience
• 3+ years of relevant editorial and acquisitions experience.
• Theoretical knowledge typically achieved through a related four-year college experience, such as a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or equivalent.

Why Should You Apply?
• Meaningful Work
• 4-Day Work Week
• Great Benefits

Embracing Diversity & EEO
Hay House is committed to having a diverse workforce that embodies and reflects the diversity of our global community. As part of this commitment to equitable opportunity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from all individuals inclusive of all genders, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, and beliefs.
About Our  
Hay House is a mission-driven company dedicated to supporting positive change in the world by helping all people to grow in mind, body, and spirit. With a diverse roster of customers, authors, and points of view, Hay House offers products and resources that empower, educate, and inspire such as books (print, electronic, and audio), card decks, calendars, streaming content, mobile apps, and more. From self-improvement to spirituality, health to business, metaphysics to memoir, diet to tarot, children’s books to crystals, we offer our audience a wide selection of practical and inspirational resources in a broad range of formats.

Hay House is based in the beautiful Carlsbad, CA with an additional office in New York, NY and divisions in the U.K., Australia, and India.
P.O. Box 5100
Carlsbad, California 92018
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