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Macmillan Managing Editor, Minotaur (SMP) in New York, New York


We are looking for a Managing Editor for Macmillan Adult Trade. This role will oversee and manage seasonal title lists for original trade fiction and nonfiction, forecasting and planning, chairing production meetings, and creating/maintaining title records in the internal database. The Managing Editor will review pricing and specs for seasonal feeds, liaise with key stakeholders to set priorities, and set final print schedules as well as galley/ARC dates. This is a leadership position that requires excellent judgment and strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an eye for detail.

What you'll do:

  • List management. Liaise with key stakeholders on scheduling and prioritization. Schedule and coordinate with marketing, editorial, and other departments regarding ARCs and bound galleys. Initial title set up in Biblio title database. Run scheduling meetings; solve scheduling problems.

  • Coordinate the work of a publisher-aligned team of Managing Editors and Production Editors, prioritizing work assignments, delegating, and providing feedback on a regular basis.

  • In some cases, the Managing Editor may manage a team directly, overseeing a group of MEs and PEs, working with them to provide support, mentorship, regular check-ins, and performance evaluation on a regular basis.

  • Review/approve jacket/cover and text final materials for titles handled by associate managing editors, production editors, associate production editors, or assistants to the managing editor. Sign off on final prices, ISBNs, and bar codes. Ensure quality is maintained.

  • Recommend procedural changes to senior leadership.

  • React quickly to title moves, seasonal drop-ins, and co-editions.

What you'll bring:

  • Experience with project and team management

  • Breadth of knowledge about trade publishing; experience scheduling trade fiction and nonfiction including 4C titles and/or cookbooks

  • Ability to forecast and anticipate scheduling needs, including on compressed schedules

  • Strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation, especially the Chicago Manual of Style

  • Meticulous attention to detail; work well under pressure; superior oral and verbal communication

  • Ability to successfully organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects under strict deadlines

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about trade book publishing

  • Strong computer skills

Ideal Experience/Education:

  • At least four years’ experience as a managing editor or associate managing editor in book publishing

  • Strong knowledge of publishing processes and industry standards; strong copyediting and proofreading skills

  • Ability to respond quickly to scheduling changes

  • Experience with digital copyediting and proofreading, digital workflows, and database and reporting technology (e.g., Microsoft Word Styles, Adobe Acrobat Reader Tools, Excel, and Google Applications)

This role will have an annual salary of $72,000 - $85,000.

Macmillan Publishers is the U.S. trade division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its publishing companies include prominent imprints around the world that publish a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, The St. Martin's Publishing Group, and Tor Publishing Group. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.