HarperCollins Publishers

  • Executive Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    Dey Street Books is currently seeking an Executive Editor to acquire and edit lead-level titles in the areas of current affairs, memoir, bio, and politics with a commercial bent.


    • Acquires lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential, and edits manuscripts for publication.
    • Shepherds manuscripts through production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process, including working with design to create marketable packages and with the marketing group to develop marketing plans.
    • Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.
    • Oversees fact sheet, jacket, and catalog copy; reviews marketing material.
    • Conducts and analyzes sales research, with a deep understanding of p&ls.
    • Presents titles at various sales meetings.
    • Negotiates contracts with agents.
    • Shares supervision of an editorial assistant.


    • Minimum 8 years of relevant editorial experience
    • Acquisition and publication of multiple profitable and/or critically viable projects
    • Excellent negotiation skills and strong presentation skills
    • Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues
    • Extensive experience reviewing contracts
    • Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficient knowledge of MS Office

    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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