Thursday, September 6, 2012

Job Vacancy: Associate Editor for Harlequin's Love Inspired Series (New York)

Post date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Harlequin is seeking a qualified individual, with experience and interest in wholesome and sweet Christian romances, to fulfill the Associate Editor position within our Series Editorial group. The individual is responsible for acquiring authors, developing manuscripts and author management. The primary purpose is to ensure the ongoing and timely supply of high quality, saleable titles for the program.

LOVE INSPIRED BOOKS: Launched in 1997, and offers readers wholesome romances with a Christian worldview. The Love Inspired series features contemporary romances with Christian heroes and heroines facing the challenges of life and love in small town America. Six mass-market titles are published every month.

HARLEQUIN: A Toronto-based company, Harlequin publishes over 110 titles a month in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from romance to bestseller fiction, from young adult novels to erotic literature, from nonfiction to fantasy, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs all editorial functions including reading and evaluating proposals and line editing
  • Oversees copy editing and author approval/alterations
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package
  • Provides input for vision team meetings with Art and Marketing, recommends titles and writes back cover copy and back page ads
  • Manages and develops the author base to elicit the highest quality of writing while maintaining positive relationships with authors
  • Works with respective author base to ensure correct editorial fit for the publishing strategy for the line
  • Reads submissions, responds to author/agents and monitors payments to authors
  • Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in publishing including editorial focus
  • Must be interested in wholesome and sweet Christian romances
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A team player and open communicator
Email your cover letter, résumé, booklist and your minimum salary requirement. Indicate "Associate Editor – Love Inspired" in the subject line. No phone calls or agencies.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries/ submissions: NYResumes@Harlequin.ca

Website: http://www.harlequin.com/
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