We're looking for someone who has a desire to create meaningful content; who is willing to learn and grow in an exciting, challenging, creative environment; who is able to manage time wisely and remain flexible; and who above all has a heart for God's Word and a desire to help people meet with God in the pages of Scripture.
The Editor for the Thomas Nelson Bible and Study Resources team is responsible for independently managing and developing assigned and elected projects under the supervision of the Publisher. These may include new titles, repackaged/repurposed titles, line extensions, print and digital products. The Editor should work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment and with outside partners, such as authors and freelance proofreaders, but also thrive as an independent self-starter.
Editorial and Author Relations
Perform or oversee editorial processes for text, reference, and children's Bibles, working with outside freelancers to handle copyediting and proofreading tasks, and performing or managing the proofing of the typeset pages
Manage the details of numerous complex projects at once, such as setting up appropriate filing systems, creating feature maps, and facilitating the approval of final files
Ensure alignment with house style guides
Create contract/addendum/work-for-hire requests
Make phone calls to authors and agents
Work with authors on manuscript deadlines, Advance Marketing/Sales Information (AMSI) due dates, and other project needs
Responsible for managing and maintaining excellent author service
Review and edit marketing copy as needed. Provide input to marketing copy for ads, selling and promotional materials
Evaluate proposals and manuscripts as assigned
Willing to represent the Thomas Nelson Bible team at conferences and events
Project Management & Product Development
Review project list throughout the year, research potential projects, and schedule re-covers and updated editions.
Support Publisher in preparation for and presenting at Sales Conference.
Actively participate in developing new product proposals, reviewing product proposals to make recommendations for publishing, and analyzing current products.
Research competition for title, cover, and similar topics.
Prepare and complete product proposal forms and share updates at publishing boards as needed.
4 years editorial experience in publishing
Education: Bachelor's degree in English or similar field, Master's in Bible or related field preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong command of the English language
Ability to anticipate needs, plan ahead, and effectively encourage planning ahead
Proven organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks and resources across multiple projects and meet deadlines
Ability to professionally and cordially interact with authors and agents
Ability to distill numerous pieces of information and communicate key points to others
Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills, with timely communication, especially expressing difficult/sensitive information tactfully; ability to identify team conflict and communication problems
Strong project management skills, ability to multitask, works well under pressure
Excellent organizational skills and budget management skills
Able to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
Microsoft Office application skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Able to work on both long-term and short-term projects
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem solve
Ability to relate to and empathize with others
Flexible and ready to respond to new opportunities
Experience and knowledge of Bible, Christian, and General book market
Familiarity with multiple versions of the Bible
Diligent and organized
Cheerful and proactive
Good sense of humor
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.