HarperCollins Publishers

Developmental Editor

Job Locations US-NY-New York




William Morrow is currently seeking a Developmental Editor to edit and develop high profile nonfiction manuscripts for the imprint.  For this role, the emphasis is on developing/editing manuscripts from SVP Exec Editor rather than seeking agent submissions.



  • Evaluates, edits, and develops high profile manuscripts and for a nonfiction-focused list.
  • Brainstorms ideas for new projects.
  • Contributes to and participates in short and long term development and growth of the
    publishing program.
  • Manages and coordinates editorial production and publication schedules.
  • Oversees fact sheet, jacket and catalog copy; reviews marketing and publicity materials.
  • Conducts and analyzes sales research.
  • Develops and maintains strong and extensive agent and author relationships.


  • Minimum 5-6 years of relevant editorial experience
  • Established agency contacts
  • Strong, succinct presentation skills
  • 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 Microsoft Office

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.


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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