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HarperCollins Publishers Associate Editor - Graydon House in New York, New York


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Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Associate Editor’s primary role is to acquire and develop authors and their books for the Graydon House imprint. Graydon House is a commercial fiction imprint within Harlequin’s trade division, targeted to readers who are looking for book club-worthy fiction.

This position is currently hybrid, with one day per week working from the NYC office.


• Through ongoing agent outreach, acquires a timely supply of high-quality, commercial projects for the imprint

• Performs all editorial functions for their authors’ books including negotiating contracts, reading and evaluating proposals, line edits, providing revisions to authors and completing all aspects of the production process.

• Creates, presents and manages cover briefs, tip sheets, metadata, cover copy and prelim material; solicits review blurbs; provides input for vision team meetings with Art and Marketing, and recommends book titles..

• Manages and develops their respective author base to elicit the highest quality of writing and the correct editorial fit for the imprint’s publishing strategy.

• Maintains positive relationships with agents. Reads submissions, communicates with author/agents and monitors payments to authors.

• Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media.

• Provides administrative assistance to the Editorial Director as necessary.


• An undergraduate degree

• Post-secondary degree in publishing an asset

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in publishing, specifically editing, and including negotiating and acquisitions experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills who can follow through on deadlines.

• Established contacts within the agent community

• A passion for books

What's in It For You?

• The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books

• Summer Hours from late May to early September

• Remote work, flexible start/stop times

• Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks (prorated based on start date)

• Various virtual social activities to keep you connected

• Virtual author events and access to discounted books

• Working with passionate people!

Harlequin is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance.

We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Editorial