Full Time Job

Senior Editor

Atria Books

New York, NY 09-30-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of ''America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.''

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.

For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

Simon & Schuster is seeking a Senior Editor to acquire and edit nonfiction for the Atria Books imprint. The ideal candidate will be a meticulous editor, a terrific communicator with a sharp eye, someone who will consistently pursue and attract new authors, has strong agent relationships, and will monitor the marketplace to identify emerging trends. The role will be fully involved in the publishing process through production and the editor will work to make the title succeed after publication. This is an excellent opportunity to establish and nurture relationships with authors, booksellers, reviewers, and others in the writing and publishing community.

Specific responsibilities include:

Soliciting, acquiring, and editing books for publication.

1. Working with the publicity and marketing teams to package and position books.

2. Acting as the in-house liaison between editorial and the production, design, art, and managing editorial departments, as well as the sales, marketing and publicity teams.

3. Helping other Editors assess projects as needed.

4. Communicating with authors and agents in all phases of the publishing process, from acquisition to publication date.

5. Effectively representing own list as well as the Atria Books imprint to media, booksellers, foreign publishers, literary organizations, and other out-of-house contacts beyond authors and agents.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

Minimum of 5 years of publishing experience in editorial acquisitions for a general trade publisher

Strong editing capabilities

Established contacts in the agent community

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to negotiate with authors and agents

Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively

Excellent attention to detail

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, etc

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d80pjx-3-229-117-149-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Atria Books

Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.