HarperCollins Publishers


195 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10007

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 07/28/2017

HarperCollins Children’s Books is currently seeking an Editor to join a small, but dynamic team editing and occasionally acquiring a wide array of high-profile projects.


  • Works closely with the Executive Editor to conceptualize and acquire new titles with a focus on highly commercial projects (often with an existing entertainment-related angle) across all age ranges.
  • Deals directly with authors, illustrators, and agents.
  • Participates in contract negotiation.
  • Develops new, original in-house ideas and ushers them through all stages of the acquisitions and editorial process.
  • Tracks pop culture and social media trends.
  • Edits on-going series and projects as assigned by Executive Editor.
  • Participates in all stages of book production from receipt of manuscript to actual publication; writes copy, marketing and launch notes.
  • Works with designers, copyeditors, sales, design, and subrights in the execution of tasks.
  • Presents projects at key editorial, acquisitions, launch, and sales meetings.
  • Drafts all relevant copy for projects.


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of editorial experience in children’s publishing required
  • Thorough understanding of the children's market, as well as publishing process for children's books
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, and set priorities under pressure
  • Self-starter with ideas to burn
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, idea-driven environment

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

To submit your application, click here.

About HarperCollins Publishers:

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

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