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Job Responsibilities : Christian Editor – WaterBrook & Multnomah

Salary : $48000 per year

Company : Penguin Random House LLC

Location : Remote US

 The Editor will solicit, acquire, evaluate, and develop nonfiction manuscripts and proposals across a range of genres, including inspirational, Christian living, devotional, and personal growth. The role includes building a personal list of key relationships with authors and agents, identifying up-and-coming communicators, nurturing established author relationships, and working alongside other editors to bring their acquired projects to completion.


  • Acquires and develops new book projects
  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and proposals; recommends proposals for acquisition
  • In coordination with the editorial director, assesses potential value of projects, crafts P&Ls, formulates acquisitions requests
  • Works with authors on concepts, outlines, and revisions of manuscripts, including substantive and line edits
  • Manages select repackaging projects to maintain backlist
  • Consults with the art, production, and managing editorial departments on schedule, design, and packaging of books
  • Develops and maintains author, agent, and publisher contacts and engages in developmental work with authors
  • Effectively represents the strengths and goals of the imprints, regularly interfacing with existing authors and agents and networking with potential authors and agents
  • Tracks manuscripts through all stages of editing, design, and production
  • Consults with authors on style, content, and format changes
  • Prepares supplemental material as needed, including endorsement requests and final endorsement copy, early reading samples and other materials as requested for the sales force, along with study guide questions and value-add materials

Ideal requirements:

  • Five years book editorial experience or equivalent, transferable experience in another field
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written

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