HarperCollins Publishers

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HarperCollins Children’s Books is currently seeking an Editor to join a small, but dynamic team editing and occasionally acquiring a wide array of high-profile projects.


  • Edits existing high-profile projects as assigned by Executive Editor
  • Works closely with the Executive Editor to conceptualize and acquire new titles with a focus on highly commercial projects (often with an existing entertainment-related angle) across all age ranges
  • Deals directly with authors, illustrators, and agents
  • Participates in some contract negotiation
  • Develops new, original in-house ideas and ushers them through all stages of the acquisitions and editorial process
  • Tracks pop culture and social media trends
  • Participates in all stages of book production from receipt of manuscript to actual publication; writes copy, marketing and launch notes
  • Works with designers, copyeditors, sales, design, and subrights in the execution of tasks
  • Presents projects at key editorial, acquisitions, launch, and sales meetings
  • Drafts all relevant copy for projects


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of editorial experience in children’s publishing required
  • Thorough understanding of the children's market, as well as publishing process for children's books
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, and set priorities under pressure
  • Self-starter with ideas to burn
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, idea-driven environment



HarperCollins Publishers is 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.


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.