HarperCollins Publishers

  • Editor/Senior Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We are currently seeking an Editor OR Senior Editor to solicit, recommend, acquire and develop authors across a variety of genres, including but not limited to general fiction and suspense/thriller, as well as women's fiction and historical fiction.



    • Solicits book submissions from agents; identifies commercially viable projects within the imprint’s editorial mandate; and negotiates deal points and contract terms.
    • Works closely with authors on editorial development, as well as liaises between the author and other departments such as Sales and Marketing. Helps formulate and implement author growth plans.
    • Fosters current agent contacts and develops relationships with new agents.
    • Writes catalog and flap copy, and other copy as needed.
    • Acts as an imprint advocate both internally and externally, including attendance at writers’ conferences and other networking events that create further inroads and cultivate relationships.
    • Actively engages in the full publishing life cycle, including participation in key packaging, marketing, publicity and sales processes.


    • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an acquisitions editor in commercial fiction to be considered at the Editor level; minimum 5 years' experience at the Senior Editor level
    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • A strong eye for bestselling fiction and demonstrated ability in recognizing new talent with strong commercial potential.
    • A broad network of agent contacts, with specific emphasis on those in the realm of commercial fiction
    • Knowledge of industry trends and solid competitive insight
    • Contract negotiation skills, along with knowledge/understanding of standard publishing contracts and P&Ls
    • Strong writing and communication skills and excellent editorial skills
    • Creativity, flexibility and initiative

    We are a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When applying, please include a cover letter with why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. 

    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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