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Editorial Director, Center Street

Company: Hachette Book Group
Location: Islip
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

The Editorial Director for Center Street will set the vision and publishing strategy for a leading conservative book publishing program that features a range of voices and perspectives. The Editorial Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day editorial operation, supervising a small editorial team, and collaborating with colleagues in support departments such as managing editorial, production, marketing, and sales. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, edit, and manage 12-16 projects a year in the areas of conservative politics and thought leadership as well as military history and narrative history.
  • Serve in a leadership role within the larger Hachette Nashville team, which also includes multiple faith-based publishing imprints.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with agents, authors and prospective authors.
  • Manage day-to-day editorial operations of the imprint to ensure publishing schedules are met; serve as contact for editorial staff and other staff around editorial issues.
  • Create and manage the budgeted publishing schedule as approved by the publisher.
  • Participate in marketing and sales meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Communicate with HBG departments including marketing, sales, audio, managing editorial, etc.
  • Represent imprint at industry events, author meetings, etc. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    • 7+ years of editorial experience.
    • Knowledge of marketing and sales processes.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in the conservative political and military trends; demonstrated ability to identify socio-political topics of interest to diverse readers.
    • Ability to supervise and motivate editorial and supporting staff.
    • Strong project management skills; proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience.
    • Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate.
    • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.
    • Must be results-driven and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed. As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

      This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. You have been redirected to a Hachette Book Group job page

Keywords: Hachette Book Group, Stamford , Editorial Director, Center Street, Executive , Islip, Connecticut

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