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Hachette Book Group USA

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SUMMARY: The Editor is responsible for acquiring, editing, and managing projects for Running Press Kids with an emphasis in the areas of non-fiction and licenses: including young adult and middle grade nonfiction standalones and series, and activity and novelty. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Read and evaluate submissionsEffectively coordinate all phases of the editorial process, including directing author’s revisions, line-editing, and writing promotional copy and fact sheets for 15-20 titles yearlyDevelop relationships with and communicate with authors, agents, licensors, and freelancersBrainstorm and collaborate with Editorial Director, Creative Director, and others about books to be created in-house and execute the development of homegrown projectsWork with the Editorial Director as well as the Licensing Director to acquire new licenses for the imprint as well as to apply existing licenses to existing formatsPresent projects in key sales meetingsMaintain schedules and manage multiple projects independentlyCollaborate with key departments including Legal, Copyediting, Managing Editor, Design, Production, and Sales KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:3-5 years book publishing experience, with a background in editing and acquiring kids booksBachelor’s DegreeStrong writing, analytical, communication, and organizational skillsAbility to creatively develop projects from brainstormingExperience working on nonfiction and illustrated books preferredMust have established contacts in the industry and an ability to manage projects independently

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