HarperCollins Publishers

Associate Editor

Job Locations US-NY-New York




We are currently seeking an Associate Editor to work with the VP/Editorial Director specializing in political non-fiction, mostly conservative, with additional titles in sports, business, and memoir.


  • Edits accepted manuscripts and acquires a limited number of manuscripts for publication.
  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and prepares written reports.
  • Reviews manuscripts and illustrations in all stages of production.
  • Edits manuscripts under minimal supervision.
  • Maintains direct contact with authors, illustrators, and agents; reviews and/or writes jacket and other promotional copy; serves as liaison with sales, advertising, and promotion departments.
  • Assists with a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks.
  • Expedites the processing of manuscripts from receipt to production to publicity.
  • Assists in drawing up contracts and in arranging payment to authors.
  • Reviews or writes flap copy, brief descriptions and plan cards.


  • College degree or equivalent work experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years of prior editorial experience; experience in nonfiction books
  • College level understanding of literature, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with strong follow-through skills
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Creative self-starter with a love for books

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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