Editor/Senior Editor, Hachette Go

Editorial New York, New York


SUMMARY:

The editor/senior editor will acquire and publish books as part of the Hachette Go imprint, an imprint committed to books that help you change your life, in the core categories of health, inspiration, food, self-help, psychology, and work.  Editors at Hachette Go can also acquire narrative nonfiction for Hachette Books.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire and develop projects from a variety of sources
  • Pursue and publish books with a long-term vision, seeking backlist potential
  • Publish approximately 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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • 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