Senior Editor/Executive Editor, Little, Brown Voracious

Editorial New York, New York


Voracious, an imprint of Little, Brown, is a premiere destination for authors with visually rich, high-quality books. We aim to connect readers with what they love most, and publish a range of nonfiction with an emphasis on food and drink, art, design, and pop culture.
We seek an entrepreneurial, creative Senior or Executive Editor with a proven record of success to expand our program of visual books and help shape the evolution of our imprint. This editor will acquire 10 to 12 titles with strong promotional and sales potential each year, building a smart, commercial list that reflects the diversity of our potential audiences and the world we live in. The ideal candidate will have experience publishing successful cookbooks.
Voracious’s bestselling and award-winning list includes authors Pete Souza, Christopher Kimball, Sarah Knight, Pamela Anderson, Ayesha Curry, Daniel Humm, Marcus Samuelsson, Sam Heughan, and the estate of Johnny Cash, and titles such as Accidentally Wes Anderson and Cabin Porn.

  • Acquire 10 to 12 nonfiction titles each year with potential for critical and commercial success, attracting quality submissions and prospecting for new authors
  • Collaborate with publishing team to identify and develop areas for growth
  • Expertly edit manuscripts and advocate for authors throughout their books’ lifecycles
  • Efficiently partner with authors, agents, and internal teams (art, design, production, sales, publicity, marketing) to position and publish books with creativity and force
  • Manage title P&Ls and track progress toward sales and profit goals
  • Take on departmental projects as assigned
  • 6-10 years of editorial experience in book publishing, journalism, or relevant media
  • Track record of acquiring, developing, and publishing profitable, high-quality titles
  • Deep network of agent, author, photography, illustration, and design relationships
  • Strong knowledge of the illustrated nonfiction market, production lifecycle, and sales and marketing strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and polished presentation style
  • Proven ability to manage multiple high-profile and complex projects simultaneously
  • Firm understanding of the business of trade book publishing, including negotiation and financial aspects—especially the illustrated book P&L
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.   
The compensation range for this position is $75,000 - $135,000. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location — talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.    
The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.