Associate Editor, Orbit

Editorial New York, New York


The Associate Editor will manage a number of titles a season through all editorial and production stages. The Associate Editor will also acquire new authors for the Orbit imprint.

The Associate Editor will support two senior editors and their lists.


  • Read and evaluate submissions.
  • Edit manuscripts.
  • Clerical work required (phones, mailings, office management).
  • Develop relationships with and communicate with authors and agents.
  • Write cover and catalog copy.
  • Prepare title fact sheets and P&Ls.
  • Request contracts.
  • Transmit manuscripts.
  • Follow up with key departments including Marketing, Publicity, Legal, Managing Editorial, Design, Production, and Sales.


  • 3-5 years experience in book publishing or closely related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for science fiction and fantasy.
  • Must have established contacts in the industry.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel required.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Must be results driven and have an ability to manage projects independently, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals.
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.