Nelon Books is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and highly values diverse backgrounds and insights that fuel our innovation.
The mission of Nelson Books is to publish great books from Christian authors that inform, inspire, and lead to changes that matter—in this life and the next. Our authors include Donald Miller, Lysa TerKeurst, Bob Goff, John Eldredge, Jen Hatmaker, Eric Metaxas, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Jefferson Bethke, and many more.
This position is open to an experienced editor who will oversee manuscripts through the design and typesetting process, from copyedit to final product.
The ideal candidate will not only be an organized, detail-oriented editor with strong project management skills, but will also be an avid book reader who shares Nelson Book’s mission to create meaningful, powerful content in partnership with today’s most vital voices in the areas of Christian spiritual growth and practical living.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style; familiarity with the Bible and evangelical Christianity preferred, including broad trends within the world of Christian nonfiction publishing.
Work Experience: At least four years editorial experience, preferably in the book publishing industry. Copyediting and proofreading experience a must.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related field.
Industry Knowledge: Keeps up with trends in the publishing industry by reading trade magazines, such as Publisher’s Weekly preferred; working knowledge of popular Christian books and authors a plus.
• Able to handle simultaneously many projects in various stages of completion.
• Editorial and team-based skills.
• Detail oriented; eagle-eyed at catching errors.
• Able to learn new systems quickly, such as HarperCollins’ proprietary software for managing manuscripts.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer