Editor, Threshold Editons


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York






Simon & Schuster is seeking an Editor to acquire and edit nonfiction for the Threshold Editions imprint. This role will focus on political nonfiction in the conservative space.  


The ideal candidate will be a meticulous editor, a terrific communicator with a sharp eye, someone who will consistently pursue and attract new authors, and has strong agent relationships. The role will be fully involved in the publishing process through production and the editor will work to make the title succeed after publication. The ideal candidate will have a deep awareness of and curiosity about current events, politics, and political trends in the marketplace.


Specific responsibilities include:

•    Solicit, acquire, and edit books for publication.
•    Work with the art, publicity and marketing teams to package and position books.
•    Act as the in-house liaison between editorial and the production, design, art, and managing editorial departments, as well as the sales, marketing and publicity teams.
•    Work closely with the Deputy Publisher and Executive Editor to build a well-rounded list.
•    Communicate with authors and agents in all phases of the publishing process, from acquisition to publish date.
•    Prepare profit and loss statements, research comp titles, and provide justification memos for potential acquisitions
•    Draft jacket copy, tip sheets, and launch materials
•    Handle all aspects of manuscript transmission to Production
•    Effectively represent own list as well as other books on the Threshold list to media, booksellers, and other out-of-house contacts beyond authors and agents.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:
Minimum of 5 years of publishing experience in editorial acquisitions for a general trade publisher
Strong editing capabilities
Established contacts in the agent community
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to negotiate with authors and agents
Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively
Excellent attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, etc.

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. 
For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.





The annual salary for this position is $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.   




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