Senior Editor

Position: Senior Editor for Independent Book Publisher

Greenleaf Book Group is seeking an experienced senior book editor. The ideal candidate has solid credentials with major trade or independent publishers in nonfiction, specifically the business genre. He or she is versed in nonfiction genre trends and feels comfortable taking ownership of the manuscript from concept to press, providing editorial direction and education for authors.

The senior editor:

  • Meets with prospective authors to discuss project marketability and author goals,
  • Collaborates with authors on high-level conceptual work to develop book structure and message,
  • Coaches authors through progressive iterations of their manuscripts, and
  • Performs heavy structural editing as necessary to prepare the final draft for production.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years’ editorial experience, preferably with a trade book publisher
  • Ability to work with authors in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to work independently and still be an integral part of the team
  • Ability to contribute to the overall direction and processes of the editorial department
  • (Preferred) experience in supervising junior editors
  • Proven ability to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong computer skills (both Mac and PC); proficiency with MS Office applications a must
  • A collaborative, progressive, and fun work environment,
  • An intelligent, driven, and friendly staff,
  • An entrepreneurial environment with consistent year-over-year growth, and
  • Salary plus benefits: medical, disability, prescription, life, holidays, vacation, retirement plan, flexible spending account, HSA, and profit sharing

We offer:

  • A collaborative, progressive, and fun work environment,
  • An intelligent, driven, and friendly staff,
  • An entrepreneurial environment with consistent year-over-year growth, and
  • Salary plus benefits: medical, disability, prescription, life, holidays, vacation, retirement plan, flexible spending account, HSA, and profit sharing

Position is located in the Austin, Texas, area. Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of publishing credits to Carrie Jones, Director of Production (cjones@greenleafbookgroup.com), with the subject line “Senior Editor.” No visits or phone calls, please.

Greenleaf Book Group is an Austin-based book publisher and distributor specializing in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses. Our company has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in America, and to the Fast 50, Austin Business Journal’s list of the fastest-growing companies in Austin. For more information on working at Greenleaf, please visit www.greenleafbookgroup.com.