|Sixth & Spring Books|
|New York, New York|
|Sixth & Spring seeks an experienced Managing Editor to manage a list of approximately 20 art and craft titles per year. Managing Editor will serve as the main liaison between authors & Sixth & Spring Books; negotiate author contracts and delivery of material; create and oversee approved book budgets; supervise small team of Editorial, Design and Production staff, create and manage schedules; oversee PR and Marketing Campaigns, copyedit and proofread interiors, jacket copy and marketing materials; manage freelancers and write title descriptions. The Managing Editor will be fully responsible for overseeing all aspects of scheduling and production of the books from concept to publication. |
Qualified candidates will posses a bachelor's degree; 5+ years' experience as an editor in the book or magazine industry- ideally for a craft book and/or magazine publisher; demonstrated excellence in copyediting and proofreading; proven ability managing freelancers; considerable experience creating and maintaining schedules and meeting deadlines. They must also be extremely organized; flexible; and able to prioritize tasks in order to meet tight deadlines in fast-paced environment. Candidate must be self-motivated; have excellent communication skills and be able to work well with staff across multiple departments. A passion for crafts and/or art is a big plus.
Sixth & Spring Books is a part of SoHo Publishing, a full-service publisher that specializes in books and magazines related to lifestyle and craft topics.