Editor, Romance Books - Gallery Books

1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA Req #88
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Gallery Books seeks a romance editor to acquire and edit 12 books a year. Candidate should have four-plus years of experience in trade publishing and great enthusiasm for the genre.  



  • Acquires 12 romance and women’s titles with commercial and edits manuscripts for publication.
  • Shepherds manuscripts through production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process, including working with design to create marketable packages and with the marketing group to develop marketing plans.
  • Works directly with authors, agents, and all in-house departments.
  • Creates fact sheet, jacket, and catalog copy; reviews marketing material.
  • Conducts and analyzes sales research, with an understanding of P&Ls.
  • Presents titles at various sales meetings.
  • Negotiates contracts with agents.



  • Minimum 4 years of relevant editorial experience
  • Acquisition and publication of multiple projects
  • Extensive experience reading in the romance genre both Indie and Traditional          
  • Established relationships with relevant agents and industry colleagues
  • Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace within the industry
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure


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Other details

  • Job Family Editorial
  • Job Function Content / Editorial / Publishing
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $65,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $75,000.00
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  • 1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA