Editorial Director/Executive Editor, Hachette Nashville
Hachette Book Group
 New York, NY


The Editorial Director/Executive Editor acquires and manages book development projects that contribute to a vibrant trade list for Hachette Nashville. This professional oversees and analyzes book budgets, ensuring achievement of sales, profit and return-on-investment goals. Reporting to the VP, Publisher, this professional helps to shape the strategic vision for the Hachette Nashville faith-based trade publishing programs, ensuring alignment with publishing trends, broad reader appeal and profitability. The position will be based either in Nashville, TN, or New York, NY.



  • Work with VP Publisher to shape the vision for the Hachette Nashville publishing programs, ensuring profitability
  • Acquire and manage projects from a variety of sources including seasoned authors with a proven track record, as well as up-and-coming influencers with a following
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with authors and agents, ensuring a diverse flow of proposals for consideration
  • Serve as right hand to VP, Publisher, managing day-to-day trade editorial operations in her absence; supervise editorial staff, as appropriate
  • Assist in developing marketing plans for acquired titles and plans for author development and branding, in collaboration with VP, Marketing
  • Develop and execute strategies for profitable backlist title reissues and content development projects related to devotional and gift items
  • Represent division at tradeshows and industry events

Financial Management

  • Develop and manage individual book budgets and P & L statements in collaboration with the Production team and Finance Director.
  • Review all contracts for titles of responsibility and manage them from signing to payment process.
  • Compile, analyze and provide financial information to Finance Director such as unit costs, royalty advances, etc. for all titles
  • Participate in post-pub analysis


  • Minimum of 8-10 years of Christian publishing experience with a proven track record of acquiring and editing profitable titles.
  • Solid knowledge of book publishing processes and functions – Editorial, Managing Editorial, Production, Design, Copyediting and Marketing.
  • Strong contacts in the Christian book publishing industry and knowledgeable of Christian publishing and cultural trends that impact Christian living, popular culture, publishing and entertainment
  • Experience developing and managing budgets for book projects.
  • Experience supervising staff in the book publishing field.
  • Proven aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings to diverse audiences.
  • Must be results driven and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations and problem-solving as needed.
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
  • Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate.
  • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.
  • An ability to travel both domestically and internationally.