The Editorial Director will manage and provide guidance to the Grand Central Publishing (GCP) nonfiction editorial team and represent the group’s publishing vision to agents and authors. Reporting to the SVP, Publisher, this professional develops long-term editorial strategy, personally acquires and manages book projects, and oversees title P&Ls and budgets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead the GCP Nonfiction editorial group in all aspects of nonfiction editorial responsibilities including acquisitions, packaging, positioning, titles, subtitles, and publication schedule
- Partner to the Publisher on Nonfiction Strategy and Nonfiction list planning for approximately 35 nonfiction titles annually
- Responsible for creating and maintaining the GCP Nonfiction long-term plan in consultation with the division’s Publisher, Paperback & Digital Publisher, and Publicity and Marketing groups
- Acquire and edit book projects , primarily nonfiction, minimum 8 titles per year
- Develop and maintain deep relationships with nonfiction specialists in GCP marketing and publicity groups
- Manage group of 3 nonfiction editors and 2 group editorial assistants
- Manage all aspects of preparation for seasonal sales conference and planning meetings for Nonfiction list
- Complementary responsibilities to Editorial Director for Fiction
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Broad knowledge of nonfiction subject areas and publishing categories with specialty knowledge in select categories
- Prefer candidate with contacts among authors, writers, academics, journalists, or literary agents, or who demonstrates the ability to develop such contacts
- Significant management experience, with small team or large team management preferred
- Proven ability to work cross-functionally with specialists in other groups, companies, and organizations on shared long-term projects
- Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts
- The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to thrive in corporate, entrepreneurial, or results-driven organizational role
- Problem-solving skills in complex, cross-functional, multi-party, long-term team scenarios
- Experience in negotiation of complex deals
- General financial literacy including experience evaluating financial models and budgets
- Excellent presentation, organization, written and oral communication skills
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