Job opening detail :
Editor, Running Press
posted: June 11, 2021
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
Philadelphia, PA

Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company, is a leading publisher of illustrated books, stationery, and mini kits in the categories of Body, Mind & Spirit, Gift & Popular Culture, Food & Drink, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Licensed Publishing. We are seeking an Editor to join our highly creative and collaborative team to acquire and edit approximately 15 books, stationery products, and related projects each year.


Identify trends, topics, and formats that can be developed into illustrated books and stationery products.
Cultivate strong relationships with authors, literary agents, artists, and other creative communities.
Evaluate and develop book proposals and pitches, making commercial, creative, and imprint-focused cases for acquisition.
Edit and develop manuscripts, and act as a project manager through all stages of the publishing process.
Actively partner with authors to bring their visions to life, from acquisition through publication.
Work closely and collaboratively with design, production, production editorial, and freelancers.
Serve as a public voice for projects, from initial acquisition meetings through sales conference presentations.
Participate in brainstorming meetings and share ideas for books, stationery, and other related products.
Serve as an in-house advocate for the views of authors, and a diplomatic representative of the publishing house when communicating with authors and their literary agents.


The successful candidate will:

Have a college degree.
Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, including comfort speaking publicly.
Have 5+ years editorial experience in book, magazine, or digital publishing, with experience in complex, four-color illustrated books or other content-rich media spaces preferred.
Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Have a passion for all aspects of the creative process, including brainstorming, editorial development, and determining a design/physical package.
Demonstrate sensitivity and professionalism when interacting with authors and their literary agents, licensors, and colleagues within Running Press and Hachette.
Be comfortable coordinating team projects that will include designers, writers/authors, and freelancers.
Be proficient in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel or other like tools, and have a strong understanding of line editing, and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style or other style guides

The location of this position is flexible, and can be based in Philadelphia, New York, or remotely.


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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This position has a minimum compensation of $60,000. Salary will vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location — talk with your recruiter to learn more. Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, 401(k), and more.
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