HarperCollins Publishers Editor/Senior Editor – Park Row Books in New York, New York
We are currently seeking an Editor OR Senior Editor to solicit, recommend, acquire and develop authors across a variety of genres, including but not limited to mainstream literary fiction, book club fiction, psychological/domestic thriller, historical fiction, and narrative nonfiction, for the newly launched imprint Park Row Books.
Solicits book submissions from agents; identifies commercially viable projects within the imprint’s editorial mandates; and negotiates deal points and contract terms.
Works closely with authors on editorial development, as well as liaises between the author and other departments such as Sales and Marketing. Helps formulate and implement author growth plans.
Fosters current agent contacts and develops relationships with new agents.
Writes catalog and flap copy, and other copy as needed.
Acts as an imprint advocate both internally and externally, including attendance at literary/multi-genre writers’ conferences and other networking events that create further inroads and cultivate relationships.
Actively engages in the full publishing life cycle, including participation in key packaging, marketing, publicity and sales processes.
Minimum 3 years’ experience as an acquisitions editor in the categories of breakout commercial fiction, women’s fiction, mainstream literary fiction, thriller, and narrative nonfiction
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
A strong eye for breakout fiction and narrative nonfiction and demonstrated ability in recognizing new talent with strong commercial potential.
A broad network of agent contacts, with specific emphasis on those in the realm of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction
Knowledge of industry trends and solid competitive insight
Contract negotiation skills, along with knowledge/understanding of standard publishing contracts and P&Ls
Strong writing and communication skills and excellent editorial skills
Creativity, flexibility and initiative
We are a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.
Harlequin is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
External Company Name: HarperCollins Publishers
External Company URL: www.harpercollins.com
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