Editor-in-Chief / Managing Editor

TCK Publishing Published: February 25, 2018
Location
Work can be done remotely
Job Type
Company Type
Small Business

Description

Managing Editor

We're looking for an experienced Managing Editor (Executive Editor / Editor-In-Chief / Acquisitions Editor) with a passion for publishing exceptional books and a wide range of experience in editing both fiction and non-fiction.

You must absolutely love editing and managing a team of editors to be a good fit for this position.

If this is not your dream job, please do not apply.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Manage and train our team of editors
  • Manage and improve our acquisitions, editing, and quality control processes
  • Edit books for our authors
  • Attend at least 1-2 writers’ conferences and industry events per year to network, take pitches, and seek out great writing talent

What you need for this position:

  • Great writing and editing skills across a range of fiction and nonfiction genres
  • A desire to help create world-class books
  • A proven ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • The ability to direct and lead a variety of clients in different markets and genres
  • The ability to explain difficult writing, story, and management concepts clearly and thoroughly
  • The ability to work with authors and editors with varying personalities and interests
  • Exceptional communication and people skills
  • Strong self-direction and a proven ability to work independently
  • A strong sense of curiosity

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in editing manuscripts professionally, including developmental edits, line edits, and ensuring technical/grammatical accuracy
  • A solid portfolio of writing samples
  • A proven track record of success
  • Reliable, consistent access to high-speed internet

Bonus qualities:

  • Experience with acquisitions is a plus
  • Experience with a large traditional publisher is a plus

The Position

This is a full-time, remote position.

You can work from anywhere as long as you have access to high-speed internet and Zoom video chat.

 

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