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Senior Editor

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Senior Editor
Barnes & Noble

Job #714799102
Senior Editor
The Senior Editor works with in-house managing editorial, production, and art/design departments to take projects from concept to finished book, and also with external publishing partners to acquire proprietary books.
Essential Functions
• Acquires a widely varied list of original and licensed nonfiction and illustrated titles for the proprietary market.
• Manages relationships with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts and pricing, and purchasing co-editions.
• Works closely with Barnes & Noble buying team.
• Manages the editorial and production process from copyediting through finished book/product.
• Evaluates copyedited manuscripts, proofreads pages and jackets/covers.
• Checks corrections and communicates queries to managing editors and designers as needed.
• Reviews and routes all stages of page-proofs.
• Writes jacket and flap copy as needed.
• Develops and implements project schedules.
• Hires and supervises editorial freelancers, prepares agreements, and processes invoices and purchase orders.
• Coordinates timely delivery of copyedited manuscripts, proofread pages, and indexes.
• A 4-year college degree.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in book publishing is required, preferably with experience in acquisitions and basic contract negotiation.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with electronic editing (change tracking).
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills.
• Deep and broad-based knowledge of book publishing and consumer trends.
• Background in book acquisitions.
• Detail oriented with a strong sense of editorial and design accuracy.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and prioritize effectively.
• Proven ability to work quickly in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly collaborative environment.
Barnes & Noble 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.
Updated 08/11/2018

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