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Organization: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Date Posted: 5/21/2018
City: Grand Rapids
Location: Michigan
Country: United States
Primary Category: Acquisitions/Author Relations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

Zondervan is a leading competitor in book publishing and the primary responsibility of the senior editor is for the acquisition, editorial and product development of Christian nonfiction trade books, as well as ongoing management of those books. The senior editor must work in a team environment with excellence, leadership, creativity, and perseverance to help us fulfill the goals of a mission driven publisher.



  • Maintain a consistent and diversified publishing pipeline, in accordance with the Publisher and publishing team strategy and philosophy.
  • Proactively participate in weekly editorial meetings and pub boards
  • Identify and leverage market opportunities
  • Actively acquire new titles and authors—consistent with publishing strategy and financial goals
  • Maintain and strengthen trust in author and agent relationships. Provide timely communication with current and potential authors and their agents regarding the status of their proposals and/or future projects and backlist titles. Lead author meetings.
  • Negotiate with authors and/or agents within financial benchmarks.
  • Personally conduct editorial development and macro edits of books acquired.
  • Present titles at pub boards, marketing meetings, and sales conference.
  • Build and grow a working knowledge of departmental mission and financial goals.
  • Attend conferences and industry trade shows as needed to access authors, agents and be aware of cultural trends and marketplace changes.
  • Participate in creative development of titles, covers, descriptive copy, and marketing plans for books acquired
  • Work with cross-functional partners including marketing and publicity, production editors, freelance editors, sales, and finance.
  • Represent our department and brand well to both internally and externally.

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