Executive Editor/Senior Editor, Hachette Books

Editorial New York, New York


The executive editor/senior editor will acquire and publish books as part of the Hachette Books imprint, an imprint committed to bold voices and focused on quality commercial narrative nonfiction in current events, history, memoir/biography, music, and pop culture, as well as for Hachette Go, a new imprint publishing books that help you change your life and work.  This position sits in Hachette Books but can acquire for Hachette Go.


  • Acquire and develop projects from a variety of sources
  • Pursue and publish books with a long-term vision, seeking backlist potential
  • Publish 10-12 books per year
  • Work with an entrepreneurial spirit, pursuing ideas for book projects, as well as innovative ways to publish
  • Drive backlist development 
  • Assist in developing marketing plans for titles, in collaboration with marketing and publicity teams 
  • Negotiate deals, oversee creation of P&Ls, fact sheets, catalog and flap copy
  • Assist in achieving imprint profit goals 


  • Substantial publishing editorial experience with a focus on nonfiction
  • Proven ability to identify and publish commercial narrative and/or prescriptive nonfiction
  • Ability to identify new talent 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with authors, agents, and HBG staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational skills, strong initiative and judgement
  • Results-driven