Assistant Editor

Founded in 2006 by former Lyons Press Publisher Tony Lyons, Skyhorse has been one of the most impressive publishing success stories of the last decade.
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Job Title
Assistant Editor
Job Duration
Full Time
or Publication Name
Skyhorse Publishing
Founded in 2006 by former Lyons Press Publisher Tony Lyons, Skyhorse has been one of the most impressive publishing success stories of the last decade. The Skyhorse publishing program includes books on history, politics, true crime, humor, cooking, business, art, fiction, memoir, sports, outdoors, country living, health, fitness, and children’s books.

The company also publishes under several imprints. Arcade Publishing offers literary fiction and nonfiction, including five works from the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mo Yan. Allworth Press publishes practical books for creative professionals. Sky Pony Press curates books for children and young adults. Sports Publishing focuses on regional team sports. Not For Tourists is an award-winning travel guide series. The Gary Null Publishing line encompasses books on health and healing. Good Books offers lifestyle and gift books for readers. And Night Shade Books and Talos Press are Skyhorse’s science-fiction imprints.

For more on Skyhorse Publishing, please visit and follow us on Twitter (@skyhorsepub) and Facebook.

Job Requirements
or Qualifications
Skyhorse Publishing is looking for an Assistant Editor, to join its growing editorial department. The in-house position would be responsible for acquiring at least 10 to 20 titles per year, as well as overseeing the entire publishing process including editing, author correspondence, and coordinating with our design, production, publicity, and sales departments during development and following publication.

We are looking for someone to be able to handle the following responsibilities alongside our talented team:
Acquire lead-level titles with critical and bestselling potential
Shepherd manuscripts through the production process from concept to bound copy: edit and copyedit manuscripts, work with design to create marketable packages, read layouts for editorial content and review for design structure and consistency
Work directly and negotiate contracts with authors and agents
Work closely with the editorial director in developing book concepts and creating future lists of books.
Take over and handle select projects for the editorial director
The successful candidate has:
2+ years experience in trade book publishing
Established contacts with authors and agents
Strong acquisitions, proven sales record, and a keen understanding of the marketplace
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
The ability to take overall responsibility for concept, content, and author relationships including: seeing new titles through all stages of editing; managing schedules; collaborating with design and production.
A familiarity with the types of books Skyhorse publishes
Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry
Must be passionate about the following editorial divisions:
1. Sports & Outdoors
Dental, Health
Job Category
Book Publishing
Job Location
New York, NY 10018 USA

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