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|Acquisitions Editor/Sr. Editor, Fiction and Nonfiction (NEW YORK CITY)|
|Harlequin Enterprises Limited|
|New York City, USA|
Reports to: Editorial Director, Harlequin Trade
The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for soliciting, recommending, acquiring and developing authors of fiction in genres such as thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and action-adventure and narrative nonfiction for a to-be-named trade imprint of Harlequin, and ensuring that the strategic direction will support the growth of the imprint. The Acquisitions Editor is a key representative for the imprint and must work closely with numerous internal departments such as Editorial, North American Marketing and Digital, Sales, Publicity, Overseas, Legal, Art, Production and Finance to ensure effective communication and planning within and across departments. He/she must have a strong eye for commercial fiction; have strong knowledge of consumer book buying practices, industry trends, and solid competitive insight. He/she must have excellent editorial skills, from manuscript revision to line editing to copy writing. Key imprint deliverables are bringing fiction and nonfiction acquisition expertise to the imprint, including agent and author contacts, strong acquisition/contract negotiating and editorial skills; implementing strategic author build practices, and using innovative and effective approaches to market a book internally and across departments.
Please note that we would be interested in your agent contact list, as well as your book list, if you are progressing in our recruitment process.
Harlequin is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Harlequin is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.