HarperCollins Publishers

  • Senior Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    Harper is looking for a highly motivated Senior Editor to focus on commercial fiction.


    • Acquire lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential.
    • Shepherd manuscripts through the production process from concept to bound copy.
    • Work directly and negotiate contracts with authors and agents.
    • Work with the marketing and publicity groups to develop marketing and promotional plans.
    • Obtain production quotes, run profit and loss statements, prepare acquisitions materials.
    • Write fact sheet, jacket, and catalog copy; review all marketing materials.
    • Present titles at various sales meetings.


    • At least 5 years of editorial and acquisitions experience within the publishing industry
    • Proven experience in acquiring and publishing multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects
    • Established relationships with agents and industry colleagues
    • Great negotiation skills
    • Strong speaking and writing skills
    • Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively
    • Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry 

    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.


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