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Sterling Publishing
New York, NY
Date Posted
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking an Editor to work within its Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate individual who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Editor acquires, develops and edits titles from manuscript to bound book. The Editor is responsible for supporting and building the Craft, Lifestyle and DIY Imprints.


* Acquires, develops and edits titles from manuscript to bound book including editing, management, and research.
* Remains familiar with general and craft publishing developments.
* Presents projects at bi-weekly Editorial and Acquisition meetings; creates project plans and profit/loss reports that consider unit costs, marketing & publicity, design/illustration fees and editorial development.
* Remains current and anticipates category trends in related fields as well as track sales reports.
* Cultivates and maintains author relationships.
* Creates well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concept, analysis of competition and profitability projections.
* Initiates and negotiates author contracts.
* Prepares term sheets and contract request packages.
* Presents titles at sales conference and launch.
* Prepares design briefs, estimate requests and budgets/profit-loss reports as well as create and track bi weekly status reports.
* Partners with Art Director in presenting the proposed titles, tone, implementation and overall production cost.
* Partners with Art Director in packaging approved style sheets and test photography, prepares manuscript for copyediting and art plan as well as providing clear editorial direction for book production.
* Insures successful and timely publication of all titles.


* ​4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
* Minimum 5 years of acquisition/editorial experience in acquiring and developing non-fiction books.
* Proven ability to cultivate and maintain working relationships both internally and externally.
* Excellent writing skills, extreme attention to detail and multitasking.
* Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
* Strong project management and organizational skills.
* Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel as well as internet research.
* Proven knowledge of book development process.
* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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