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Senior Editor

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 770477BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Dec. 20, 2020

Job Summary:

Reporting to Editor-at-Large of Rick Riordan and Rick Riordan Presents, the Senior Editor will acquire, edit, and manage a robust list of children’s fiction and non-fiction titles with a focus on middle grade and YA titles for the RRP imprint as well as key Hyperion and branded initiatives.


  • Work with Editorial Director to acquire and edit 7+ titles per year, for the RRP imprint as well as key Hyperion and branded initiatives spanning formats and age ranges
  • Edit and supervise projects from acquisitions through to final bound book; craft acquisitions presentations, write editorial letters, perform line-edits, write bound galley and jacket copy, review and route passes, manage author and agent care
  • Present titles at sales conference and launch meetings and at various internal meetings
  • Collaborate with the design team on covers and overall package for each project
  • Collaborate with the sales, marketing, and publicity teams on positioning and promotion for each project
  • Work with the managing editor to ensure project schedules are maintained and projects are delivered on time
  • Maintain an exceptional list of agents and authors

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related experience in editing a range of projects, with an emphasis on MG/YA fiction, and the versatility to handle nonfiction and graphic novels as well
  • Established relationships with literary agents; negotiation skills; experience in redlining contracts
  • Experience in managing books through the editorial/production process
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Passion for creativity and a proven understanding of narrative structure
  • Strong knowledge of the MG/YA marketplace
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Some travel to conferences may be required

Required Education

  • BA/BS

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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