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Barnes & Noble

Job #714799103
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.
Essential Functions
• Acquires, develops, and edits titles from manuscript to bound book, including project management and research, and developmental and line editing.
• 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.
• Works with managing editorial to determine and track schedules; finds and contacts freelance personnel to assist with projects as necessary.
• Remains current in subject areas, anticipates category trends in related fields, tracks sales in subject areas.
• Cultivates and maintains author/agent/co-edition/packager relationships.
• Creates well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concept, analysis of competition, overall vision, and profitability projections.
• Initiates and negotiates author/agent/co-edition/packager contracts and prepares contract request packages.
• Presents titles at sales launch conferences.
• Prepares creative briefs, estimate requests, and profit-loss reports.
• Partners with art and production departments in planning creative implementation of book projects.
• Reviews and helps develop catalog and marketing copy.
• Maintains and tracks projects in title management database.
• Ensures successful and timely publication of books.
• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in acquiring and developing non-fiction illustrated books.
• Proven ability to cultivate and maintain working relationships both internally and externally.
• Excellent writing skills, extreme attention to detail.
• Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel as well as Internet research.
• Knowledge of the book development process.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.
Barnes & Noble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
Updated 08/11/2018

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