Job opening detail :
Associate Editor/Editor/Senior Editor -- Remote or In-House
posted: July 28, 2022
Offered by:
Kevin Anderson & Associates
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Flexible hours; Work Office or Home Office; Summer Fridays
Full Time
Remote or in New York, NY
KAA's team of former Big-5 editors is growing again! Sought after by agencies, publishers, celebs, and new authors alike, KAA allows you to enjoy the creative and meaningful work that drew you to a career in publishing in the first place, but without the corporate politics, irrelevant meetings, daily commute, or draining workplace culture.

In the role of editor, you will focus exclusively on hands-on creative work with authors, agents, and publishers, including building books from the ground up. Along with big titles with major publishers, you will also have an opportunity to help debut authors find their place in the publishing world.

The position comes with opportunity for professional growth and mobility, potential to earn generous bonuses, flexible hours, and the ability to help lead a growing and dynamic company that greatly values your skills and contributions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking editor who possesses a wide range of knowledge and a depth of industry expertise. The ideal candidate will have experience in a wide range of genres.

Primary responsibilities will include contributing to publishing strategy and book-planning sessions; overseeing and editing material developed by authors and ghostwriters; providing critical review and feedback on full-length manuscripts; writing and editing pitch materials; editing and developing book proposals; and providing revisions and editorial feedback to authors, agents, ghostwriters, and publishers.

As a member of the management team, the editor will be a key contributor to the ongoing development of the company, including offering insight into potential growth opportunities and advising on how to improve our services and internal processes.

We work often with clients who are high-profile, high-net-worth, or innovators in their respective industries and professions. It is important that the candidate feels comfortable working with such clients and is able to do so with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

-Critical review and assessment of full-length manuscripts
-Develop, read, edit, and/or evaluate book proposals, providing revisions to the author/writer when necessary
-Oversee the book development and writing process
-Participate in book-planning and publishing strategy sessions
-Solve problems and alleviate client and staff concerns in a timely manner
-Maintain extensive knowledge and understanding of publishing industry trends
-Collaborate with staff and project manager to determine and maintain a schedule
-Assist in training staff and communicating procedural changes
-Maintain up-to-date records of all projects in the appropriate systems

Qualifications and Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)
-Must have 5+ years combined experience as a literary agent, acquisitions editor, editor, publisher, or other closely related position in the publishing industry
-Strong understanding and awareness of the general marketplace and relevant market segments within the publishing industry
-Excellent critical reading and editorial skills
-If working remotely, a quiet place where audio and video calls can be attended without background noise or interruptions
-Ideally located within the Greater NYC Area, though we will seriously consider any highly qualified client

Skills and Competencies
-Self-motivated, hands-on, and creative with exceptional communication skills
-Persuasive and goal-oriented
-Committed team player who enjoys a fast-paced and results-oriented work environment
-Ability to work both independently and with a team
-Ability to exhibit patience and enthusiasm in all client situations
-Attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and delegate
-Strong initiative and judgment, particularly regarding team leadership
-Strong computer and research skills, with proficiency in MS Word
-Excellent conversation and presentation skills, with an ability to quickly establish rapport and react effectively in dynamic, fluid, customer-facing situations
-Ability to understand and quickly acquire in-depth knowledge of services offered, carefully analyze customer needs, and present solutions
-Proven ability to identify and cultivate new authors and identify bestseller potential
About Our  
Kevin Anderson & Associates is a fast-growing and industry-leading editorial services company that specializes in book-writing, ghostwriting, editing, cultural accuracy reading, and publishing consultation. We have offices in Manhattan, LA, and Nashville, though several of our team members work remotely.

Our staff is composed mostly of editors who once occupied key acquisitions and executive positions at Big-5 publishing houses. Our services are customized to the needs of each client and have produced numerous bestselling books. Our clients include literary agents, traditional and hybrid publishing houses, celebrities, notable figures in politics and business, and a wide variety of first-time authors. We work closely with publishers and agents, providing ghostwriting and book-doctoring services.

We occupy a unique role within the publishing industry as we bring together authors, publishers, agents, marketers, publicists, designers, and other industry professionals in the unified goal of producing a successful and powerful book.
Mark Weinstein
1115 Broadway, 10th Floor
How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to with the subject line “Full-Time Editor Applicant ”:

-Detailed cover letter
-List of publications that clearly highlights bestselling and/or notable titles

KAA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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