Senior Editor

  • ABRAMS
  • Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
  • Nov 03, 2022
Full time

Job Description

 

Who we are

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture as well as narrative non-fiction and new works of fiction for adults; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Megascope; Surely Books; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; The Overlook Press; Cernunnos; Cameron + Company; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and Magic Cat. ABRAMS also distributes books for Booth-Clibborn Editions, Bungie, Alain Ducasse Édition, Èditions de La Martiniére, Editions BPI, Global Golf Group, Lucky Spool, Milky Way Picture Books, The Museum of Modern Art, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.

 

ABRAMS is looking for a Senior Editor to join the Adult Editorial Team!

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

The Senior Editor’s responsibilities will include working with authors of both illustrated and narrative non-fiction books to ensure that manuscripts meet the accepted editorial standards in terms of content, scope, development of the subject, organization, and accuracy. 

 

The position will require formal presentations at key meetings, such as at Pub Board and Launch. The Editor will act as a liaison with the Marketing, Publicity, and Design departments, developing and managing relationships with key authors and literary agents.

 

Day-to-day responsibilities will also include:

  • identifying market trends and pursuing original book ideas
  • evaluating book proposals submitted by literary agents
  • presenting and costing new projects
  • negotiating deal points for new projects
  • editing manuscripts 
  • serving as internal champion for projects acquired by the Adult Editorial team

 

What skills & experience you’ll bring to us

 

  • Minimum of 5 years editorial experience in trade publishing
  • Must be detail-oriented 
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • An enthusiastic and flexible outlook is essential 
  • Must be able to meet deadlines while juggling several simultaneous tasks 
  • Strong interest in pop culture, lifestyle, wellness, and narrative non-fiction

 

What we can offer you:

Competitive compensation

Comprehensive health & wellness benefits

401k with employer match

Tuition Reimbursement

Generous paid time off

Exciting collaborative environment

 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At ABRAMS, we strive to have our company and the books we publish reflect the wide experiences of our readers and the world. ABRAMS embraces the diversity of all people, and we are fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive and respectful to everyone. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply 

 

This position is based in New York City office and follows a hybrid schedule model (subject to change).

 

Salary Range - $75k - $85K (Final salary is commensurate with experience)

 

 

Occupations

General-Other: Editorial-Writing

Salary Information

$75k - $85k