Barnes & Noble
The Editor acquires, develops and edits non-fiction illustrated trade books from manuscript to bound book. The Editor is responsible for supporting and building the adult trade list, with a focus on popular science and nature, pop culture, light reference, and lifestyle.
â€¢ Acquires, develops, and edits titles from manuscript to bound book, including project management and research, and developmental and line editing.
â€¢ Presents projects at weekly Acquisitions meetings; creates project plans and profit/loss reports that consider unit costs, marketing and publicity, design/illustration fees, and editorial development.
â€¢ Works with managing editorial to determine and track schedules; finds and contacts freelance personnel to assist with projects as necessary.
â€¢ Remains current in subject areas, anticipates category trends in related fields, tracks sales in subject areas.
â€¢ Cultivates and maintains author/agent/co-edition/packager relationships.
â€¢ Creates well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concept, analysis of competition, overall vision, and profitability projections.
â€¢ Initiates and negotiates author/agent/co-edition/packager contracts and prepares contract request packages.
â€¢ Presents titles at sales launch conferences.
â€¢ Prepares creative briefs, estimate requests, and profit-loss reports.
â€¢ Partners with art and production departments in planning creative implementation of book projects.
â€¢ Reviews and helps develop catalog and marketing copy.
â€¢ Maintains and tracks projects in title management database.
â€¢ Ensures successful and timely publication of books.
â€¢ 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
â€¢ Minimum 5 years of experience in acquiring and developing non-fiction illustrated books.
â€¢ Proven ability to cultivate and maintain working relationships both internally and externally.
â€¢ Excellent writing skills, extreme attention to detail.
â€¢ Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
â€¢ Strong project management and organizational skills.
â€¢ Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel as well as Internet research.
â€¢ Knowledge of the book development process.
â€¢ Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
â€¢ Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.
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