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Fantastic career opportunity to be a Senior Editor with a top-five publisher and to work with some of the most influential authors in Christian publishing. The Children’s and Gift division at HarperCollins Christian Publishing is seeking a Senior Editor to manage an array of high-design two- and four-color books, including devotionals, gift books, guided journals, lifestyle books, and more. Duties include project management of approximately 20 titles per year, both author-driven and proprietary, hiring and working with freelance writers, substantive editing, as well as production editing, including managing copyediting, proofreading, collating, style coding, and other editorial processes.
The Senior Editor will have the opportunity to work on key projects with high-profile authors and will manage projects from manuscript to completion.
Experience working with four-color books or magazines is required. Please consider including in your cover letter examples of key projects and authors you have personally managed that include the types of books listed above.
Knowledge: Extremely familiar with Chicago Manual of Style. A strong grasp of proper English, grammar, and an eagle eye for errors. Thorough knowledge of the Bible, theology and doctrine, and of the book editorial process required.
Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of editorial experience, required; work on four-color books or magazines required; Christian publishing preferred. Experience in communicating with authors or high-profile personalities.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, writing, journalism, publishing, or related field.
Industry Knowledge: Clear understanding and experience with the Christian publishing industry preferred, including popular Christian authors, key Christian ministries, general Christian culture and trends. Experience working with four-color art and design required. Well versed in the Bible and various Bible translations.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.