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Senior Editor

Company name
Harpercollins Publishers

Nashville, TN, United States

Employment Type

Editing, Media, Writing, Journalism, Publishing

Posted on
Aug 15,2019

Valid Through
Nov 28,2019

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Harper Horizon publishes compelling nonfiction for a broad audience of women and men committed to such values as integrity, optimism, family, community, sacrifice, creativity and hard work.  The range of books includes biographies, memoirs, inspiring self-help and motivational titles, movie tie-ins, and books on relevant culture, food and lifestyle topics. Readers look for inspiration, want to be challenged, and long to better understand the world around them, and they trust Harper Horizon to deliver books grounded in their core values.   We are looking for a strong Senior Editor to oversee assigned projects from copyedited manuscript through production of the final product.

Performs substantive edits on manuscripts and communicates effectively with authors and agents.
Acquires and develops projects from various sources
Maintains editorial schedules for all assigned manuscripts through RSuite and reviews all incoming changes from freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and authors. Updates manuscript documents with these changes.
Works with authors and agents to secure permissions and releases and to obtain approval for text design, copyediting, cover design, and cover text.
Coordinates creation of and proofreads book cover copy and catalog copy, occasionally writes and proofreads catalog copy and data. Updates reprint correction site.
Assists in the creation of title marketing plans in collaboration with marketing and publicity teams
Attends and contributes to titling meetings, editorial board meetings, and production meetings.
Communicates with freelancers for each stage of the editing process.
Oversees budgets for editorial expenses (copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers).
Verifies corrections to manuscripts. Supports editorial staff in making manuscripts printer ready. Provides manuscripts to other departments as needed.
Works closely with creative design teams to assure covers and interiors are completed on schedule.

Knowledge: Expertise in Chicago Manual of Style. A strong grasp of proper English, grammar, and an eagle-eye for errors. Thorough knowledge of the book editorial process required.
Work Experience: Minimum of five years working in the book publishing industry preferred with a focus on trade nonfiction.
Education: Bachelor\u2019s degree in English, journalism, or related field
Industry Knowledge: Keeps up with trends in the publishing industry. Understands imprint\u2019s audience and can identify related talent.
Skills:  Ability to identify and develop narrative nonfiction. Ability to handle many projects at once in various stages of completion. Editorial and team-based skills. Detail oriented. Strong communication skills.
HaperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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