Associate Editor, Delacorte

Associate Editor – Delacorte


Delacorte Press is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books known for its award-winning and bestselling literary and commercial novels, as well as its nonfiction, for middle-grade and young adult readers. We are the home of many of America's most popular and highly acclaimed authors, among them Michael Buckley, Julie Buxbaum, Rob Buyea, Matt de la Peña, Natasha Díaz, Kathleen Glasgow, Lauren Kate, E. Lockhart, Karen M. McManus, Morgan Parker, Rory Power, Brandon Sanderson, Laura Sebastian, Michael Scott, Louis Sachar, Clare Vanderpool, Kiersten White, Nicola Yoon, and Amélie Zhao.


This position will report into a Senior Executive Editor.




  1. Acquire and edit approximately 7-10 middle grade, and/or young adult books per year
  2. Edit titles acquired by senior staff when appropriate and serve as second set of eyes for potential acquisitions
  3. Responsible for all editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and editing, copywriting including jacket, metadata, and other marketing copy as required
  4. Develop and maintain author and agent relationships such as attend writers’ conferences, scout new talent, liaise with authors and agents
  5. Maintain publishing/production schedules and meet deadlines
  6. Participate in editorial meetings
  7. Present titles at sales meetings and elsewhere as appropriate



  • Minimum of 3 years of structural and line-editing experience in fiction Middle Grade/Young Adult book publishing
  • Established relationships with literary agents, negotiation skills, and experience managing books through the editorial/production process
  • Comfortable communicating with authors
  • Solid knowledge of the Middle Grade/Young Adult marketplace
  • Strong written, problem-solving and presentation skills
  • Experience acquiring manuscripts
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and demonstrate strong attention to detail



Please submit a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to be considered for this opening. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.




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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 66284


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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