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Senior Editor - (Hybrid)

Avery, a nonfiction imprint of Penguin Random House, is looking for a Senior Editor to join our team. Avery specializes in books by renowned experts, researchers, thought leaders, and influencers in the categories of health, wellness, psychology, self-improvement, business, parenting, science, and cooking. We strive to publish books that change the cultural conversation, and help readers improve and transform their lives in a wide variety of ways. Our bestselling and award-winning authors include James Clear, Will Bulsiewicz, Gabor Maté, Lisa Mosconi, Valter Longo, Jeanine Donofrio, and Adeena Sussman.


We are looking for a Senior Editor with a keen editorial eye and industry awareness, as well as a strong interest in groundbreaking nonfiction titles with a distinct message and prescriptive takeaways. In this role, the Senior Editor will acquire, shape, position, and successfully publish approximately 10 titles per year in Avery’s core categories of health, wellness, psychology, and self-help. The position involves communicating closely with authors and agents, and working with a dynamic, highly collaborative in-house publishing team.



For consideration, please apply and include your cover letter, resume, and trade acquisitions list.


The Role:

  • Acquiring, editing, and overseeing the publication of approximately 10 nonfiction books per year
  • Communicating with authors and agents in all phases of the publishing process, from acquisition to on-sale date and beyond
  • Developing strong working relationships with Managing Editorial, Production, Art, and other essential in-house departments
  • Following cultural and industry trends in order to evaluate potential projects and identify new opportunities
  • Presenting titles at launch meetings
  • Overseeing all editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and copy writing including jacket copy, metadata, and other marketing copy as required
  • Effectively representing the Avery imprint to potential authors and agents


The Essentials:

  • Minimum of 4 years of publishing experience in editorial acquisitions for a general trade publisher with a genuine interest in nonfiction and an understanding of book trends in health, wellness, psychology, and self-help space
  • Strong contacts in the agent community
  • Strong editing capabilities and ease with navigating authors through the editing process
  • Proven ability to manage deadlines and problem solve
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Timely follow-up and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, etc.


The salary range for this position is $78,000 - $85,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

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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: 269517

Date:  May 3, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Writing, Publishing, Creative

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