Senior/Executive Editor-Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Editorial New York, New York


SUMMARY

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) is seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial senior or executive editor to join our team. As a boutique division within a big 5 publisher and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest publisher in the world, LBYR is committed to growing our business in exciting new directions.  The Senior/Executive Editor will acquire and cultivate new talent as well as grow existing author brands across all categories – picture book, middle grade, young adult, graphic novel, fiction and nonfiction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire and/or edit 10-15 books a year and manage all aspects of publication from manuscript to published book
  • Collaborate with Design, Marketing, and Publicity to create compelling package and clear market positioning
  • Work with Finance, Production, and Sales to produce P&Ls that achieve sales and profitability targets
  • Explore and propose innovative publishing models
  • Represent LBYR at trade shows, conferences, and industry events

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 7 years of children’s book publishing experience,
  • Proven ability to identify titles with potential and position them to stand out in a competitive market
  • Strong knowledge of the retail and school/library markets
  • Excellent project management-skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with authors, artists, agents and HBG team in US and with our international affiliates
  • Solid Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, and Bookscan skills