Senior/Executive Editor-Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Hachette Book Group USA New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) is seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial senior or executive editor to join our team. As a boutique division within a big 5 publisher and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest publisher in the world, LBYR is committed to growing our business in exciting new directions. The Senior/Executive Editor will acquire and cultivate new talent as well as grow existing author brands across all categories picture book, middle grade, young adult, graphic novel, fiction and nonfiction.


  • Acquire and/or edit 10-15 books a year and manage all aspects of publication from manuscript to published book

  • Collaborate with Design, Marketing, and Publicity to create compelling package and clear market positioning

  • Work with Finance, Production, and Sales to produce P&Ls that achieve sales and profitability targets

  • Explore and propose innovative publishing models

  • Represent LBYR at trade shows, conferences, and industry events


  • Minimum of 7 years of children's book publishing experience,

  • Proven ability to identify titles with potential and position them to stand out in a competitive market

  • Strong knowledge of the retail and school/library markets

  • Excellent project management-skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with authors, artists, agents and HBG team in US and with our international affiliates

  • Solid Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, and Bookscan skills

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Senior/Executive Editor-Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Hachette Book Group USA