Job opening detail :
Senior Editor, Alcove Press
posted: Nov. 8, 2021
Offered by:
Alcove Press
Competitive w/ Benefits
Full Time
New York, NY
Crooked Lane / Alcove Press is looking for an ambitious, connected, and energetic Senior Editor to find and champion the most talented authors of upmarket commercial fiction with a focus on the book club market. The ideal candidate is a hands-on tastemaker and tone-setter. They are someone who knows what readers want next and can collaborate with authors to make it happen. An entrepreneurial spirit, sense of ownership of projects, and close relationships with agents and authors are essential. This role reports directly to the Publisher and oversees editorial team members. With freedom, responsibility, and support, this position provides the opportunity for major professional growth.

Essential responsibilities:
• Evaluate, acquire, and edit 12-15 high impact titles per year
• Build and nurture relationships with literary agents and authors to find or develop the very best book club reads
• Shape offers with an understanding of the market and profit and loss statements
• Negotiate preliminary business terms and deal points for author agreements
• Conduct title sales research as it relates to potential and/or existing titles
• Work with authors, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and design to set the vision and goals for every title and manage the publishing process to ensure the achievement of those goals
• Prepare title information, catalog, and jacket copy, and review marketing and publicity materials
• Present titles at internal and external meetings and conferences
• Manage the imprints P&L and editorial staff—both in-office and at-large—for maximum success

About you:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• 5-8 years of experience in an acquisitions role at a trade publishing house
• Ability to identify trends and acquire and conceive of high-profile projects
• Established network of authors and agents
• Established track record of publishing commercial book club fiction
• Experience supervising and managing staff
• An understanding of and appreciation for the ideas of inclusion, equity, and diversity
• Exceptional writing and presentation skills
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task several projects concurrently and demonstrate strong attention to detail and follow-up
About Our  
Founded in 2020, Alcove Press ( is an imprint of Crooked Lane Books. We are dedicated to publishing upmarket commercial fiction for book club audiences that embraces stories with new perspectives on our shared human experience. We focus on stories of journey, self-discovery, and connection that are accessible, insightful and provocative. We celebrate the books that bring us together and keep us talking.
Rebecca Nelson
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