The Zondervan Trade Books Team seeks to discover, develop, and publish Christian content for readers in search of real faith for a real world. We work with a broad range of authors, including Rick Warren, Ann Voskamp, Henry Cloud & John Townsend, Shauna Niequist, Lee Strobel, and Christine Caine. We are looking for an Associate Publisher who will become a vital part of our team and bring life-changing content into our program.
The Associate Publisher assists the Publisher in managing the imprint’s full publishing program, creating extra departmental management capacity and redundancy in the leadership role. The Associate Publisher helps carry out the publishing division’s mission and values, revenue goals and strategies, and consistently displays leadership and management ability, initiative, humility and problem solving. Day-to-day responsibilities include author acquisitions, sales and marketing vision casting and cooperation, publishing schedule development, financial oversight and staff management and development. The Associate Publisher assists the Publisher in developing, overseeing and managing the editorial process, creating ancillary products, and managing the brand. The Associate Publisher leads special projects and represents the Publisher in key meetings.
Knowledge and Skills: Good conceptual development of a strong felt-need topic and an approach to titling that will compel readers to purchase; strong macro editing skills, an understanding of book structure, the use of story; mastery of the English language; ability to understand and analyze financial documentation; proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; aptitude for proprietary and industry software applications; file management and the efficient use of shared drives; management, leadership, and professional development experience; efficient task management; efficient product development management; can lead meetings with specific desired outcomes; public speaking.
Minimum. 8 years in publishing or related field with supervisory experience.
Target. 10 years in publishing with 2 or more years in a leadership role
Minimum. Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities from a four-year university
Target. Master’s Degree in the Humanities with additional training in business management.
Industry Knowledge: Understanding of the Christian and broad market book marketplace, including consumer demand, retail environment (physical and online), and competition; well read in Christian and general market nonfiction books; understanding of style guides and understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.