HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Editor/Executive Editor, Park Row Books

Job Locations US-NY-New York


Company:                         Harlequin Enterprises ULC

Job Title:                          Senior Editor

Department:                   Editorial

Status:                              Regular Full Time

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



Job Summary:  

The Senior Editor for Park Row Books is responsible for soliciting, acquiring and editing manuscripts in genres such as upmarket women’s fiction, book club fiction, psychological suspense, historical and narrative nonfiction and guiding them through all stages of publication. The Senior Editor is a key representative for the imprint and must work closely with numerous internal departments as well as the author and agent communities. This is an exciting opportunity to cultivate a list and work with an innovative publishing team with a proven track of success.


  • Solicits, acquires, edits, and guides the publishing strategy for commercial fiction and nonfiction books in accordance with the imprint’s vision.
  • Oversees books through all phases of the publishing process from acquisition to on-sale and beyond, acting as the in-house liaison with internal departments (marketing, publicity, sales, art, production, contracts, etc.)
  • Develops and executes a clear and commercial publishing vision for titles, including launch presentations, cover direction, etc.
  • Keeps an eye on current trends and develops book ideas with broad sales potential.
  • Fosters existing and new agent relationships.
  • Writes copy for use on cover, galleys, marketing, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of competitive marketplace.
  • Acts as a key representative for the imprint both internally and externally with agents, scouts, foreign publishers, and media.
  • Occasional attendance at conferences and fairs.


Specific training or job experience required includes:

  • 5+ years of publishing or related experience with a proven track record of acquisition in the categories of upmarket women’s fiction, book club fiction, psychological suspense, and narrative nonfiction.
  • Keen eye for commercial books with strong sales potential
  • A commitment to publishing books from a diverse range of voices and perspectives.
  • Excellent editorial and copy writing skills.
  • Broad list of agent contacts, with specific emphasis on those who represent categories that match the imprint’s focus.
  • Strong negotiation skills along with knowledge of standard publishing contracts and P&Ls


What's in It For You?

  • The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
  • Summer Hours from late May to early September
  • Hybrid work, flexible start/stop times
  • Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks (prorated based on start date)
  • Flexible benefit plans to fit your needs and pension matching
  • Working with passionate people!


The salary range for this position is $75,000-$110,000. 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.  


In addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.  


About Park Row Books

Park Row Books is an imprint of Harlequin/HarperCollins that is dedicated to publishing voice-driven and thought-provoking books across a variety of genres. With a broad list of bestselling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction, we aspire to publish books that have a lasting impact, that inspire, empower, and entertain. Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction and a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world.



HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.



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