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Title: Editor, Melville House
Description: Melville House is looking for an aggressive, imaginative, and gumptious individual to join our editorial program, someone who is adept at both the acquisition and the creation of book projects, as well as someone with connections who is experienced at working with agents and scouts.

Candidates must of course have full command of standard editorial skills as well as strong writing skills -- they should be an adroit line editor, copy writer, tip sheet compiler, and so forth. As with every staffer at Melville House, this position includes the requirement of writing for the company’s internationally acclaimed blog, MobyLives.

Melville House is an extremely collaborative workplace, so we're also looking for someone who plays well with others, and can work closely with the marketing and publicity departments to support their books beyond the editing stages.

In short, we're looking for someone who is well-versed in the fundamentals, has good contacts, a renegade sensibility that maybe doesn't fit in the corporate box, and who is not daunted and is in fact a bit excited by the changes sweeping the industry today.

Finally, as this is an expansion of an existing program, we encourage mid- and senior- or director-level applications.

Requirements: THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB. Candidates must have at least 4 years experience in publishing (if not more), be highly organized, strictly disciplined, and with a keen ability to work within schedules and under deadline pressure. We encourage qualified minority applicants to apply.

Salary and title commensurate with experience.

Location: Brooklyn, New York
How To Apply For This Job: Applications should be sent digitally to Simon Reichley at Please include, as an attachment, a full resume as well as a cover letter addressed to publishers Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians. In your cover letter, please discuss not only your experience, but how your skills match up to our list, and how they can help widen or improve our list. Please also include your salary requirements. MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Date Posted: 10/22/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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