Sunset Books Trade Executive Editor

Sunset  – December 9, 2008

Independent Contractor

Sunset Books is looking for a seasoned Trade Executive Editor with a track record of successfully building a publishing program and acquiring trend-setting books.


Overall responsibilities will include tracking category trends in cooking and health, staying closely connected to the marketplace, spotting rising star talent, creating and executing an annual publishing plan, and effectively collaborating with the in-house editorial, art, sales and marketing teams to ensure the successful publication of that list.


• An in-depth knowledge of the trade publishing business, trade contracts and negotiations and an expansive professional network in the appropriate markets and with literary agents, key media players and retail market makers .

• A keen ability to position, shape, edit and create visually dynamic illustrated trade books that surprise and delight customers.

• A proven track record of developing and sustaining strategic publishing partnerships that deliver significant value to the business.

• Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding communication skills. This is a contract position.

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