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Quirk Books – Editor


Quirk Books is seeking a full-time Editor to conceive of, develop, acquire, and edit 6-8 adult fiction and non-fiction books a year. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in high-concept genre fiction and quirky, design-driven, highly topical nonfiction will be considered. This role reports to the Publisher.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, acquire, and edit a list of 6-8 titles a year, including IP projects, agented submissions, and licensed books.
  • Shepherd manuscripts through the production process and oversees all aspects of the publication process.
  • Collaborate regularly with designers, marketers/publicists, sales team, and sub rights team.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with authors, agents, licensors, and other industry professionals.
  • Draft contract requests, title information sheets, catalog copy, jacket copy, and retailer copy.
  • Represent Quirk Books at launch, sales conference, and select industry events.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of relevant editorial experience and acquisitions history.
  • Strong awareness of the general marketplace and pop culture trends.
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, stay organized, set priorities, and problem-solve in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong industry contacts.
  • Must be able to work full-time from the Philadelphia office by the end of 2021.

 

About Our Company:

Quirk Books is headquartered on a charming cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes 25–30 strikingly unconventional books per year, and every title is a labor of love born out of passions and obsessions. Always looking to set the next trend, Quirk delivers books and stories that are bold, unprecedented, beautifully designed, and affordable. Some of Quirk’s popular titles include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Last Policeman, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Geekerella, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Basic Witches, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Hope Never Dies, and the Pop Classics series. Quirk’s books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House.

Special  Instructions: To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to hreditorial (at) quirkbooks.com with the subject line "Editor Application." No phone calls please.

 

 

Quirk Books – Managing Editorial Assistant


Summary:

Quirk Books is seeking a full-time Managing Editorial Assistant to copyedit, proofread, and provide administrative support with a variety of bookmaking tasks. This role reports to the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Managing Editor in shepherding titles through the editorial, design, and production process.
  • Perform first-pass copyediting of manuscripts, jacket copy, and other types of copy as needed in accordance with house style.
  • Proofread first-pass proofs in accordance with house style.
  • Review printer proofs (blues) as needed.
  • Assist with bookmaking and office-related administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Solutions-oriented, ability to multitask, and attuned to shifting priorities in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Cooperative attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to receive and synthesize constructive feedback and ask questions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat. Familiarity with Asana is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of grammar and The Chicago Manual of Style are a plus.
  • Must be able to work from the Philadelphia office.

 

About Quirk Books:

Quirk Books is headquartered on a charming cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes 25–30 strikingly unconventional books per year, and every title is a labor of love born out of passions and obsessions. Always looking to set the next trend, Quirk delivers books and stories that are bold, unprecedented, beautifully designed, and affordable. Some of Quirk’s popular titles include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Last Policeman, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Geekerella, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Basic Witches, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Hope Never Dies, and the Pop Classics series. Quirk’s books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to hreditorial (at) quirkbooks.com with the subject line "Managing Editorial Assistant application." No phone calls please.

 

 

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