Senior Editor

    • Job ID: 512989-755128
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Senior Editor for its Trade Editorial Department. This Senior Editor will be responsible for acquiring titles in trade science, mathematics, and economics.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Acquiring 12-15 titles per year
  • All editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and editing; copywriting, including jacket, catalog, and other marketing copy as required; liaising with art and production departments as needed
  • Maintaining publishing and production schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Presenting titles at sales meetings and elsewhere as needed
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with licensors, authors, and agents
  • Serving as the primary contact for the author throughout the process

This job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Must be creative, pro-active, flexible, and adaptable
  • Must have the ability to work well with editorial colleagues in addition to sales, publicity, marketing, art, and production departments
  • Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and with minimal mistakes
  • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in a foreign language, e.g. French, German, etc., is a plus

About Norton:
W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years." For more information about the Company, visit us online at: