Publishers Weekly, the leading B2B news and reviews platform servicing the publishing industry, is seeking a Nonfiction Reviews Editor with impeccable editing and writing skills. Under the direction of the Executive Editor, this individual will primarily be responsible for assigning and editing pre-publication reviews of nonfiction books, assigning and editing author interviews, and contributing to our twice-yearly announcements issues and other features as needed.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nonfiction Reviews Editor will work remotely. We anticipate starting to return to PW’s New York City office later this year.
• Assign and edit reviews of nonfiction books for daily publication on publishersweekly.com and in the weekly print edition of Publishers Weekly
• Assign and edit author interviews
• Manage a team of freelance reviewers and recruit new reviewers as required
• Generate feature story ideas based on upcoming books
• Contribute to announcements issues (season previews), as well as reviews-driven features including Best Books, Summer Reads, and Holiday Gift Guide.
Categories this position is responsible for include
• Art, Architecture, and Photography
• Cookbooks, Food, and Wine
• Journalism and Media Studies
• Music, Theater, and Fine Arts
• Pop Culture
• Sex and Relationships
• 3+ years editing experience, ideally in both digital and print environments
• Exceptional editing skills, with ability to rewrite copy quickly and accurately
• Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
• Experience using InCopy/K4 and custom CMSs is ideal but not required
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Knowledge of the book publishing industry is a big plus
Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line heading “Nonfiction reviews editor.” Applications without a salary requirement will not be considered.
Members of diverse communities are highly encouraged to apply. We’re especially looking for individuals who are well-versed in Black, Indigenous, Asian, Asian American, Latinx, Latinx American, immigration, and disability experiences.
Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for over 145 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, of which it publishes more than 8,500 per year.
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