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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, December 20, 2018
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Basic Books is seeking an Editor to acquire & edit serious nonfiction in a range of fields. The editor will be responsible for acquiring & publishing approximately 8 new hardcover titles per year as well as editing & overseeing book projects for the Publisher.


  • Soliciting, acquiring, & editing manuscripts for publication.
  • Successfully negotiating deals.
  • Working effectively with authors & agents in all phases of the publishing process, from acquisition to through publication date & beyond.
  • Supervising the production process by acting as the in-house liaison between editorial & the production, design, & managing editorial departments.
  • Collaborate with the publicity & marketing teams to package & position books.
  • Soliciting & developing 2-4 backlist revisions each year


  • Excellent conceptual & line-editing abilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of publishing experience in editorial acquisitions in nonfiction publishing
  • Established contacts in the agent community
  • Strong knowledge of contract negotiations
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skill
  • Ability to multi-task & meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook

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