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Managing Editor

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Brown Books Publishing Group
Dallas, Texas, United States
29 days ago


A fast-growth independent trade publisher in the nation's fastest-growing metro area is seeking a managing editor to lead editorial operations across a broad, diverse, and critically-acclaimed list. The Managing Editor will oversee the editorial work of all Brown Books titles: commercial fiction, non-fiction, juvenile, coffee table, and custom book projects. Relocation assistance is available to the successful applicant for this position if needed.


  • On-board projects from acquisitions in conjunction with project management, from a variety of sources including seasoned authors and artists with a proven track record
  • Recruit and retain qualified, experienced editors and ghostwriters
  • Negotiate freelance agreements and oversee work done out of house
  • Manage transition of titles from in-house editor to freelancer and vice versa as needed
  • Supervise internal editorial staff, as appropriate
  • Onboard editorial interns and train successful intern candidates in Brown Books’ methods and procedures
  • Oversee and maintain accountability for the quality of all editorial work
  • Set and enforce deadlines
  • Oversee editorial workflow, provide input to production and jacket design
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 7+ years’ editorial experience in book publishing required
  • Strong background in commercial non-fiction and fiction
  • Solid knowledge of book publishing processes and functions – Editorial, Managing Editorial, Production, Design, & Copyediting, and how they interface
  • Strong contacts in the book publishing industry
  • Experience managing to budgets and schedules for projects
  • Experience supervising staff in the book publishing field
  • Bachelor’s degree in literature, creative writing, or journalism required

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56938034
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Managing Editor
  • Company Name: Brown Books Publishing Group
  • Job Function: Editorial
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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