Editor, Amazon Publishing (Fixed Term Contract)

  • London  
    perm, remote, temp to perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Amazon  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    12-month Fixed Term Contract  
  • Closing date
    1 June 2021  
    Posted on
    1 April 2021  

Amazon Publishing is looking to hire an experienced and market-savvy commercial Editor for a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. The Editor (based in London) will work in our team of fiction editors to bring our customers exceptional books.

You’ll discover and evaluate books in a variety of trade categories, manage author and agent relationships, and work in conjunction with Amazon Publishing's marketing, publicity, production, design, and author relations teams to deliver quality books and world-class author experiences. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, agility, and a sense of humour.

What you’ll be doing:
· Identifying, evaluating, and developing fiction submissions and publishing proposals, including monitoring trend and sales data.
· Developing and maintaining relationships with literary agents, including proposing deals and managing contracts.
· Collaborating with authors to develop their work.
· Managing titles through the production process from manuscript to publication, including cover briefing and positioning, (working closely with internal teams).
 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

· Superb written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results.
· Professional experience in an editorial role within a book publishing or literary agency environment.
· Author and agent relationship development experience within a book publishing or a literary agency environment.
 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Trade book publishing experience.
· Professional experience influencing internal and external stakeholders.
· Ability to juggle multiple priorities and make things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
· Experience with digital book content and formats.

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