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Title: Senior Editor - Fire (Young Adult)
Description: Sourcebooks Fire seeks a dynamic, author-focused, forward-thinking acquisitions and development Senior Editor for teen fiction. In less than ten years, our young adult imprint has established itself as a leading voice in the category, with an eclectic, unique, and successful array of talented authors. We believe there’s never been a bigger opportunity for books – print, ebooks, and otherwise. If you share that belief, come drive innovation and growth with us.

This leadership position is located in our midtown New York City office or in in our home office in Naperville, IL, and is an outstanding opportunity to lead our Sourcebooks Fire imprint. We are looking for a Senior Editor with a demonstrated record of acquiring and developing young adult novels for the consumer market. Overlap of acquisitions with children’s books or other fiction categories is a plus.

The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate:

*The championing of authors and readers above all else
*Sharp eye for remarkable author voices and a burning need to deliver readers stories they haven’t
heard before
*The relentless pursuit of unique positioning in manuscripts, titling, packaging, and author
*Strategic thinking on behalf of our authors, their readers and commitment to making authors
available in any format, at any time, and everywhere
*Establish and adhere to multiple project schedules
*Continual cultivation of relationships with authors, agents, our retail partners, and the
*The ability to play well with others! Seriously, we’re a hard-working team who also happen to be
pretty nice!

We are looking for an experienced editor who is ready to create and manage opportunities for
growth. Candidates must have at least five to seven years of relevant book publishing experience in the young adult category. This is an outstanding opportunity to build on the success we've already had and develop a vibrant creative category leader!

Sourcebooks is creating significant growth because its employees share a belief that books change lives, that hard work and cooperation create momentum, and that new marketplace realities require an entrepreneurial, innovative, and flexible mentality.
Location: New York City, NY
How To Apply For This Job: Click here to apply
Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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