Senior Editor, Disney Hyperion
Disney Publishing Worldwide
New York, NY
Date Posted
The Senior Editor will report to the Editorial Director of Disney-Hyperion. Scope of work includes full editorial responsibility on 9-12 titles per year. Additional duties include liaising with design, production, and managing editorial departments as well as maintaining a relationship and fostering information sharing with the marketing, publicity, and sales teams.


•Acquire, edit, and manage 9-12 titles a year, a mix of middle grade and young adult fiction
•Negotiate contracts with agents
•Present titles at acquisition and launch meetings
•Brainstorm and execute in-house intellectual property
•Collaborate with copyediting, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments
•Have solid relationships with authors/illustrators and are visible to key agents
•Mentor, review work and supervise an Editorial Assistant


• Excellent editorial judgment
• Ability to organize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities along with careful attention to detail
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with current marketplace and publishing trends
• Familiarity with such office software as Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Adobe

• BA/BS plus 7 years related work experience
• Minimum three years experience in publishing fiction for young readers

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