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Associate Editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 932615BR Location New York, New York, United States / Celebration, Florida, United States Business Disney Publishing Worldwide Date posted May 13, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

We are looking for a highly creative Associate Editor who will work with the Hyperion Avenue editorial team to create new transmedia IP for adult audiences in addition to working on acquisitions at the team’s direction. Adult IP-development experience preferred, but must have editorial experience in adult fiction, have an awareness of current pop culture trends and media.


  • Curate a commercial list of adult fiction in line with Hyperion Avenue’s goals
  • Develop and/or acquire 4 to 8 titles per year across formats
  • Participate in IP brainstorming meetings
  • Write and revise proposals for new fiction and non-fiction properties
  • Edit manuscripts, write editorial letters, execute line edits, and route manuscripts through production
  • Present titles at acquisitions meetings, as well as sales conference and focus meetings
  • Prepare acquisition paperwork, including acquisitions memos and P&Ls; track paperwork for approved projects through the acquisitions process
  • Set up and manage acquired projects in title management system
  • Draft fact sheets, catalog copy, bound galley copy, and jacket/cover copy
  • Communicate with authors, agents, illustrators, and other collaborators
  • Manage and process payments for titles; track payments and troubleshoot problems
  • Vet and redline contracts
  • Partner with multiple Departments including Design, Marketing, Publicity, and Sales

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in adult editorial
  • The ability to brainstorm new ideas with a large team
  • An ability to be flexible in approach regarding story development while also having a proven understanding of plot and character
  • Experience working across adult-targeted genres: thriller, horror, SFF, crime, and mystery
  • Established relationships with literary agents; negotiation skills
  • Experience managing books through the editorial/production process
  • Exceptional knowledge of the adult fiction marketplace (books, TV, film, audio, online)

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information:

This role is located in New York, NY or Orlando, FL.

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide:

Disney Publishing Worldwide helps bring our Company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games.The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Buena Vista Books, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Buena Vista Books, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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