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Senior Editor
Insight Editions
San Rafael, CA
Date Posted
The Senior Editor acquires new projects for our publishing program and develops these titles as they make their way through the production process, championing each sponsored project from start to finish and taking responsibility for the editorial integrity of each work. This position is designed to be independent, requiring an individual who is experienced, ambitious, flexible, self-motivated, and detail-oriented. The Senior Editor is one of the engines that drives creative product development, giving form to creativity.


• Research and develop publishing leads
o Dialogue with agents, authors, licensors, photographers, and other talent
o Evaluate and respond to submissions
o Participate in editorial board meetings

• Acquire new titles
o Conceptualize potential projects
o Devise preliminary budgets for projects and make financial assessments
o Negotiate publishing agreements
o Assist the Publisher with key titles and relationships through the Acquisitions process

• Sponsor projects
o Champion titles through the development and production process
o Continue to manage the creative dialogue with agents, authors, licensors, and other creative stakeholders (as appropriate) as a project moves into production
o Work as a project editor and developmental editor on sponsored projects
o Oversee freelance project editors, writers, photo researchers, copyeditors, and other contributors
o Enforce production schedules

• Coordinate marketing of sponsored titles with the Sales & Marketing departments
o Develop initial marketing leads
o Strategize with marketing and special sales to create sales opportunities
o Write catalog and title information listing copy


• At least seven years of editorial experience in the book publishing industry
• Ability to multi task and work on several projects at once in addition to supervising others
• A strong understanding of the business side of book publishing
• Versatility in photo editing and visual language experience
• The ability to map out a project from start to finish
• A college degree in a humanities field
• Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
• Adobe Creative Suite skills required.
• Interest in environmental, Eastern wisdom a plus.
• Good working knowledge of popular culture
• Children’s publishing required.

Salary: DOE

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