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Hachette Book Group is a division of Hachette Livre, the 2nd-largest publisher in world.
 
Media, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019
 
   
 
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SUMMARY:
Hachette Book Group is seeking an energetic mystery/thriller Editor to edit up to 10 books a year. Candidate should be interested in working with high-profile author geared towards a commercial audience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide excellent care to HBG’s #1 house author.
  • Identify & pursue potential project ideas & collaborative partners as directed by author.
  • Make presentations as needed for sales conferences & other company meetings.
  • Creative: Editor will provide editorial letters & line edits; participate in titling & cover design process; write fact sheets, cover, & catalog copy; create metadata.
  • Schedule Management: Editor will execute on-time preparation of suggested revisions from outline to final draft; work with the JP team & key departments to make sure each book meets prepublication milestones.
  • Interdepartmental coordination: To support editorial projects & initiatives, Editor will maintain communications & relationships with all key departments, including Managing Editorial, Production, Design, Legal, Sales, Marketing, Subsidiary Rights, Finance, Publicity, & UK & paperback partners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in trade book publishing.
  • Proven editorial skills in shaping crime, mystery, & thriller manuscripts, including fiction & true crime.
  • In-depth knowledge of the retail landscape—trade, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, online.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, & communication—verbal & written--skills.
  • Experience working with a Digital Asset Management system a plus.
  • Proven ability to build supportive & constructive relationships within & outside of the organization
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize & manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.

 
 
 
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