HarperCollins is seeking a Managing Editor to manage a growing list of titles within the William Morrow imprint. This position is part of an established Managing Editorial department and will report to the Executive Managing Editor of William Morrow.
- Manages approximately 120 titles per year, consisting of both fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on culinary, lifestyle, and celebrity titles for the William Morrow, Harvest, and Dey Street imprints.
- Generates and distributes schedules at key book stages. Works knowledgeably and sensitively with associate publishers, editors, production editors, production managers, and designers to create appropriate and achievable schedules.
- Problem solves strategically, actively, and independently to make sure books release on time and to the highest standards.
- Manages galley schedules, tracks need-by dates, coordinates galley copy and galley solicitation, and attends weekly galley meetings.
- Attends seasonal launch and planning meetings and follows up as needed.
- Enters and maintains metadata and schedules in the title management system, reviews change memos, and tracks book-related materials for other departments.
- Reviews galley covers, catalog covers, and jackets.
- Assesses, logs, and assigns manuscripts, and works collaboratively with the production editorial team to trouble-shoot crash schedules, knotty conversions, or challenging manuscripts.
- Offers production editorial support when needed by coding and tagging manuscripts, assigning freelancers, and collating and checking page proofs.
- Attends and/or runs weekly production meetings.
- Handles production editorial work as needed for crash, special, or overflow projects.
- Helps establish department workflows, standards, and best practices.
- Minimum of 5 years’ managing editorial experience in trade book publishing, including significant production editorial experience.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Must have strong experience with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.
- Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of industry standards, including the Chicago Manual of Style ; college-level understanding and use of the English language; must be detailed-oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure.
- College degree or equivalent work experience.
- This job requires someone who can foster a can-do, upbeat, and flexible attitude with other team members and departments.
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HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.