HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant Editor, Love Inspired

Job Locations US-NY-New York




Company:                         Harlequin Enterprises ULC

Job Title:                           Assistant Editor, Love Inspired

Department:                   Editorial – Harlequin Brand Group

Status:                              Regular Full Time

Location:                          195 Broadway, New York, NY (hybrid model)  


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Job Summary:  


Reporting to the Executive Editor, the Assistant Editor is responsible for providing editorial and administrative assistance for the Love Inspired inspirational romance publishing programs as well as soliciting, acquiring and developing authors/books for this program. The primary purpose is to ensure the ongoing and timely supply of high quality, saleable titles for the list.


Harlequin 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.


  • Provides editorial support to the Senior/Executive Editor, including preparing revision and rejection letters, reading and evaluating suitability of proposals for the publishing program, line editing with supervision and overseeing copy editing and author approval/alterations.
  • Works with specified author base to acquire manuscripts with the appropriate editorial fit and highest editorial quality for the publishing strategy. Reads submissions (solicited and unsolicited where applicable), responds to authors/agents, negotiates contracts and monitors payments to authors; develops new authors to publication standard.
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design to ensure key selling features are reflected in the book package. Recommends titles and writes/revises back cover copy.
  • Provides assistance to team as needed to support imprint strategy and growth.
  • Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences.
  • Fosters current agent contacts and develops relationships with new agents.



Specific training or job experience required includes:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in the publishing industry
  • Strong communication, planning, organizational, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to manage execution, to prioritize, and to pay close attention to detail.
  • Flexible with the ability to manage and adapt to rapidly changing situations and circumstances
  • Candidates commutable to both the Toronto office and New York office will also be considered for the role, candidates based in Canada are asked to apply through the Canada careers page (https://careers.hcc-hqn.com/) 


About Harlequin

Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.


The salary range for this position is $50, 000-$53, 000. We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.



Harlequin is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance.


We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




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