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Senior Editor, Thomas & Mercer
Seattle, WA
Date Posted
Amazon Publishing is seeking an innovative, passionate, market-savvy Senior Editor to lead our Thomas & Mercer imprint, focused on publishing exceptional mysteries and thrillers.

Reporting to the editorial director of Amazon Publishing (Seattle), you will be responsible for the creative direction, acquisition, and management of the Thomas & Mercer list, working with teams at Amazon to deliver quality books in multiple formats. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment—flexibility, agility, and a sense of humor are must-haves.

Responsibilities include:
- Identifying, evaluating, and developing submissions, projects, and proposals for the Thomas & Mercer imprint, including analyzing and monitoring trend and sales data
- Collaborating with Thomas & Mercer authors to develop their work, either directly or through Thomas & Mercer editors and freelancers
- Developing and maintaining relationships with literary agents, including negotiating deals and managing contracts for Thomas & Mercer books
- Managing and monitoring acquisitions from selection through production, working closely with internal teams (marketing, production, publicity, author relations)
- Managing the editorial staff devoted to Thomas & Mercer (in-house editors and freelancers)

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree required
- 5+ years experience in fiction trade book publishing
- Deep knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for mysteries and thrillers.
- 3 or more years' experience managing an editorial team
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use data and metrics to back up proposals (experience with MS Excel required)
- Exceptional communication skills, a passion for customers and a great appetite for reading.

Preferred Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to recognize talent, juggle competing priorities, and move quickly
- MA/MS/MBA preferred
- 5 or more years experience in acquiring mystery and thriller titles

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