Full Time Job

Senior Editor, Bantam Dell

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 09-24-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Editor, Bantam Dell (Open to Remote)

Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of the world's most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints-including Ballantine, Bantam, Delacorte, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Harmony, Hogarth, One World, and Random House-publish fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers.

Application Deadline: September 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

We are currently seeking a Senior Editor to join the Bantam Dell imprint.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Acquires manuscripts--mainly fiction--in the rom-com, historical fiction, suspense, mystery, and romance categories
• Edits manuscripts-writing editorial letters and line-editing manuscripts. Works with authors on concepts, outlines, and revisions.
• Cultivates relationships in the agent community, particularly in these categories. Develops relationships with new agents and maintains ongoing ones.
• Stays current on potential acquisitions of self-published authors with breakout potential
• Positions works for target readerships, then works with cover department, publicity, and marketing on developing publishing plans to reach the widest possible audience
• Works with production and managing editorial departments on copyediting, schedule, and design
• Prepares sales materials as needed, including endorsement requests, flap copy, and title information sheets, along with reading guide questions and value-add materials
• Keeps abreast of category trends and competitive titles
• Handles daily correspondence, office work, phones, and attends required meetings
• Handles special projects, backlist titles and house authors as assigned, and works collaboratively with the larger team

• Candidates should have at least 5 years book editorial experience and a solid track record of shaping commercially successful books
• Strong editorial skills
• Communication skills, verbal and written
• Interpersonal skills
• Organizational skills; ability to attend to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Deep category knowledge
• Negotiation skills

The salary range for this position is $78,000-$85,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz2m33-18-205-26-39-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $78,000 to $85,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.