Cleis Press has an opening for an Editor to work in our Berkeley office. This is a senior position, reporting directly to co-Publishers Felice Newman and Frederique Delacoste. The successful candidate for this job is an experienced editor with 5+ years in trade publishing as an editor, project editor, managing editor, developmental editor, senior editor or acquisitions editor.
The Editor will manage the editorial and production process from manuscript to press:
Work with authors to shape projects and refine editorial content
Evaluate manuscripts and perform developmental editing as needed, collaborating with authors on changes in style, content and format of books
Copyedit 15+ books/year
Supervise freelance copyeditors and galley proofreaders
Coordinate production of new titles with freelance text designers
Write, copyedit or revise all major marketing collateral, such as back cover and catalog copy
Maintain high standards of literary excellence
Participate in our acquisitions team, evaluating book proposals and manuscripts
While acquisitions is not the main focus of this position, the Editor will have the opportunity to acquire up to 10 books/year, generating ideas, recruiting authors and developing content.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of the types of book we publish: literature, sexuality, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, erotica, fiction, human rights, inspiration, gift.
The successful candidate for this position will have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. This person will have very strong project management skills and a demonstrated knowledge of the editorial and production process. Must be able to develop and maintain cordial relationships with authors, copyeditors, designers and others. Must be able to balance many projects in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. Proficiency in Microsoft Word (Mac OS).
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter. No phone calls please.
Send application to Felice Newman, Publisher: fnewman-at-cleispress-dot-com