Editor/Senior Editor
New York, NY Adult Trade Editorial
Job Type

Established in 1998 and located in midtown Manhattan, Bloomsbury USA is a general interest publisher of adult and children’s books which has become known for both its high-quality fiction and non-fiction for adults and children as well as its extensive Academic publishing from the world’s most recognized experts.  

Position Profile    

The Editor or Senior Editor will evaluate, acquire, develop, and edit manuscripts within the imprint. They will be responsible for supervising new titles through all stages of the editing process and coordinating all processes of book production from acquisition to publication. The Editor or Senior Editor must have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as within a group environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire 8-10 projects per year
  • Develop, and edit a varied range of manuscripts
  • Read, evaluate, and develop manuscripts and proposals for acquisition
  • Maintain and develop relationships with authors and agents 
  • Work with authors on content, style, and format of publication and provides them with editorial feedback
  • Attend weekly editorial and design meetings to discuss incoming and existing acquisitions
  • Read submissions and provide feedback for editorial colleagues 
  • Negotiate purchase of manuscripts with authors and agents
  • Write catalog/cover copy and title information sheets for frontlist and backlist titles
  • Generate profit and loss estimates
  • Collaborate with design and production on style, schedule, format, and aesthetics of publication; prepares manuscripts for production
  • Work with marketing and publicity departments to care for authors
  • Represent individual titles in interdepartmental meetings
  • Supervise and mentor editorial assistants 
  • Perform special projects as required
  • Candidate must have a four-year undergraduate degree
  • At least five years of experience in an editorial capacity at a publishing house
  • Excellent attention to detail, quality, process, and organization
  • Strong relationships with agents 
  • Strong and up-to-date knowledge of the retail and library markets for adult trade fiction and nonfiction 
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and show initiative
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 


Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home until further notice. Upon office re-opening, this position will be subject to a hybrid work arrangement, with two-three days in the office required, and up to five if the candidate chooses. Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT, or PA and be able to commute to Bloomsbury USA’s New York City office when the office re-opens.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company has a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. We welcome and celebrate talent from all backgrounds and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial elements to our success. We are dedicated to actively and continuously improving our practices to better support all of our employees. 

Salary Description
$55,000 - $75,000