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Title: Editor, The Experiment
Description: The Experiment seeks an editor to solicit, evaluate, acquire, and developmental- and line-edit nonfiction books in the sciences, nature, history, and current affairs (and potentially other subjects, depending on the candidate).

The editor will have primary responsibility for all copy related to their books and will closely collaborate with publicity and marketing, sales, managing editorial, subsidiary rights and contracts, production and art, and finance.

We seek someone who
• is intensely curious
• is a persevering initiative-taker and problem solver
• has excellent judgment
• is happy to work both independently and collaboratively
• is highly detail-oriented
• has superlative written and verbal communication skills
• and is closely attuned to current trends and engaged on social media.

We require knowledge of and at least three full years of experience acquiring and editing in the subject areas noted above. We also require experience initiating projects directly with authors, as well as working with agents and foreign publishers. Reading knowledge of languages other than English (especially German and French) is not required but is a plus.
Requirements: The Experiment is an independent publisher founded in 2008 and committed to publishing a wide range of nonfiction as well as select children’s storybooks with a teaching mission. We are a collegial, creative, book-loving, and hard-working crew, with offices near Gramercy Park in Manhattan. We’ve developed a 420+ title–strong list encompassing a wide range of practical and narrative nonfiction, including (in addition to the subjects noted above) books on healthful eating; giftable, illustrated reference; pregnancy & parenting; lifestyle, health & wellness; self-help, psychology, & relationships; and creativity (art, coloring & puzzle books). Visit for more info about us and our titles.

This position can be based in our NYC office or partially or entirely remote. One quarter of our crew is entirely remote; everyone else is based in NYC. All of our NYC-based employees work two days per week in our office, although we pause that requirement at our discretion based on high levels of NYC COVID cases. NYC-based employees may elect to work in the office up to all five weekdays (and numerous employees do so elect).

Full-time employees are eligible for our benefits program. These include (but are not limited to) medical/prescription drug insurance, dental, vision, health care/dependent care Flexible Spending Account, matching pretax and Roth 401(k), commuter benefits, corporate CitiBike membership, bonus, profit-sharing, and summer hours.
Location: New York, NY
How To Apply For This Job: Please send to a resume and a cover letter explaining why you believe you’re ideally suited to the position. Please include “Editor” in the subject line. The compensation for this position is $52,500–$57,500; this salary range is specific to this open position and considers factors including the candidate’s relevant skills and experience. We believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business will benefit us all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
Date Posted: 1/8/2023 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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