Editor/Senior Editor, Hachette Nashville

Editorial Brentwood, Tennessee New York, New York


Description

SUMMARY:

The Editor/Senior Editor acquires and manages book projects across the faith-based imprints FaithWords and Worthy, contributing to the vibrant trade list at Hachette Nashville. This professional also oversees and analyzes book budgets, ensuring achievement of sales, profit and return-on-investment goals, and contributes to marketing plans for acquired titles. The position will ideally be based either in Nashville, TN, or New York, NY, though we may consider a fully-remote situation for the right candidate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Editorial

  • Acquire and manage 8-16 projects annually (based on position) 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 the VP, Marketing and the marketing team
  • Represent division at tradeshows 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.
  • Strong contacts in Christian and faith-based book publishing industry and knowledgeable of publishing and cultural trends that impact Christian living, popular culture, publishing and entertainment
  • Experience developing and managing budgets for book projects.
  • Knowledge of book publishing processes and functions – Editorial, Managing Editorial, Production, Design, Copyediting and Marketing is preferred.
  • 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.

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary will vary based on a number of factors including skills, and experience — talk with your recruiter to learn more. Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, 401(k), and more.

For CO Applicants: This position has a minimum compensation of $52,000.