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Title: Senior or Executive Editor, Melville House
Description: Melville House is looking for an experienced editor to run our editorial program. Publishing at Melville House is a highly collaborative process and we’re looking for:

• An aggressive and imaginative expert at acquisition and the creation of book projects
• An ability to coordinate and lead the editorial team
• Someone who can lead the interaction with the marketing and publicity team to support their titles to the fullest
• Liaise with the sales team and provide necessary data to our distributor, Random House

In addition, we seek someone with full command of standard editorial skills -- is an adroit line editor, copy writer, tip sheet compiler, and so forth. As with every staffer at Melville House, this position includes the requirement of writing for the company’s internationally acclaimed blog, MobyLives.

In short, we're looking for someone who is well-versed in the fundamentals, has good contacts, a renegade sensibility that maybe doesn't fit in the corporate box, and who is excited by the changes sweeping the industry today.

Requirements: THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB. Candidates must have at least five years experience in the book business, and particularly in acquiring and editing books at a trade publishing house. Candidates must also be highly organized and able to work under deadline pressure. This is a leadership position, so people skills are a must.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Location: Brooklyn, New York
How To Apply For This Job: Application should be sent digitally to Chris Alexander at Please include a full resume as well as a cover letter addressed to publishers Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians. In your cover letter, it would be interesting to hear about not only your experience, but how your skills match up to our list, and how they can help widen or improve the list.
Date Posted: 7/14/2014

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