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As an Acquisitions Editor for Juvenile and Young Adult products, you’ll work closely with authors, agents, and strategic partners to create innovative and excellent books for readers ages 12 and up. This editorial position is a high-profile role with many project management and relationship-building opportunities. You’ll work with expert in-house design, production, sales, and marketing staff to successfully develop and launch unique, age-appropriate titles. The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for attaining revenue for assigned categories, setting strategy for author acquisitions and retention, project managing, having an editor’s eye for good literature, and macro-editing manuscripts. This person will work with other staff members located in the Grand Rapids and Nashville offices. The Acquisitions Editor’s priority is first and foremost in overseeing up to 50 new front list products per year ranging in subject matter.
The Acquisitions Editor may be assigned any and/or all of the following responsibilities for a particular title. In some cases, they will do the work themselves, in others they will work with the Senior Managing Editor, Managing Editor, or Editorial Coordinator to assign resources including freelance vendors. But in all cases the project will be the responsibility of the Acquisitions Editor with accountability and collaboration with the appropriate Senior Editor for each project.
Knowledge: Ability to discern quality of a strong middle-grade and teen product both visually and editorially.
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience with at least 3 years of acquisitions and development experience, strongly preferred. At least three years working directly with authors required.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, or similar area
Industry Knowledge: Working knowledge of the publishing industry and marketplace preferably in the 0-18 space
Able to work well collaboratively within a team to lead concepting of material and spearhead the development of resources
Time management skills
Capable of meeting deadlines and following schedules
Competent computer software skills
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer