non-fiction senior editor

 Title/Position: Senior Editor–Nonfiction, Alcove Press


Location: New York, NY-Hybrid

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $50k-$90k w/ Benefits

Min. Experience: 5-8 years


Alcove Press is looking for an ambitious, connected, and energetic Senior Editor to find and champion nonfiction works from the most influential voices in our world today. Whether publishing inspiring narrative or empowering practical nonfiction, the ideal candidate will be a hands-on tone-setter. Ever curious, they understand what readers want now and what they’re going to want next.  They collaborate with thought leaders to publish the kinds of books that start movements. Top candidates will have a track record of success working with experts whose works range from compassionate self-help and psychology to timely memoirs that explore the heart, mind, and spirit. They should also have experience with and a keen interest in developing book projects from scratch to meet needs and improve lives in ways that those experts have yet to consider. An entrepreneurial spirit, sense of ownership of projects, and close relationships with agents and authors are essential. This role reports directly to the Publisher. With freedom, responsibility, and support, this position provides the opportunity for major professional growth.


Essential responsibilities:

  • Solicit, evaluate, acquire, and edit 12-15 high impact nonfiction titles per year
  • Build and nurture relationships with literary agents and authors to find or develop the voices and platforms that will change the way readers think about themselves, the world and their place in it
  • Shape offers with an understanding of the market and profit and loss statements
  • Negotiate business terms and deal points for author agreements
  • Conduct title sales research as it relates to potential and/or existing titles
  • Work with authors, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and design to set the vision and goals for every title and manage the publishing process to ensure the achievement of those goals
  • Prepare title information, catalog, and jacket copy, and review marketing and publicity materials
  • Present titles at internal and external meetings and conferences


About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5-8 years of experience in a nonfiction acquisitions role at a trade publishing house
  • Established track record of publishing commercial nonfiction in the categories of self-help, memoir/biography, psychology, health, body/mind/spirit, business/careers, family/parenting, and pop culture.
  • Ability to identify trends and conceive of high-profile projects
  • Established network of authors, experts, and agents
  • Ability to see the opportunities nested in problems
  • An understanding and appreciation of the ideas of inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several projects concurrently and demonstrate strong attention to detail and follow-up


Founded in 2020, Alcove Press ( is an imprint of Crooked Lane Books. We are dedicated to publishing upmarket commercial fiction as well as empowering narrative and practical nonfiction for book club audiences. Our books embrace readers where they are now and sustain them on their journeys of discovery, actualization, and connection. We celebrate the books that bring us together and keep us talking.


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