Senior Editor, Hachette Nashville

Editorial Brentwood, Tennessee


Description

SUMMARY:

The Senior Editor acquires and manages book projects that contribute to the vibrant trade list at Hachette Nashville.  Responsible for acquiring 12-15 projects each year across the faith-based and conservative political trade lists, this role also oversees and analyzes book budgets, ensuring achievement of sales, profit and return-on-investment goals. The position will be based in Nashville, TN.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Editorial

  • Acquire and manage projects from a variety of sources including seasoned authors with a proven track record, as well as up-and-coming influencers with a following
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with authors and agents, ensuring a diverse flow of proposals for consideration
  • Assist in developing marketing plans for acquired titles and plans for author development and branding, in collaboration with VP, Marketing
  • Represent division at trade shows and industry events

Financial Management

  • Develop and manage individual book budgets and P & L statements in collaboration with the Production team and Finance Director.
  • Review all contracts for titles of responsibility and manage them from signing to payment process.
  • Compile, analyze and provide financial information to Finance Director such as unit costs, royalty advances, etc. for all titles
  • Participate in post-pub analysis

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years acquisitions experience with a proven track record of acquiring and editing profitable titles.
  • Solid knowledge of book publishing processes and functions – Editorial, Managing Editorial, Production, Design, Copyediting and Marketing.
  • Strong contacts in Christian and conservative book publishing industry and knowledgeable of publishing and cultural trends that impact Christian living, politics, popular culture, publishing and entertainment
  • Experience developing and managing budgets for book projects
  • Proven aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings to diverse audiences.
  • Must be results driven and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations and problem-solving as needed.
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
  • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.
  • An ability to travel both domestically and internationally.

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