Editorial Director

Title/Position: Editorial Director, Alcove Press

Location: New York, NY

Employment Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: 8-10 years

Alcove Press is looking for an ambitious, connected, and energetic Editorial Director to find and champion the most talented authors of upmarket commercial fiction with a focus on book club reads. We are looking for a tastemaker and tone-setter. The ideal candidate is someone who knows what readers want next and can collaborate with authors to make it happen. An entrepreneurial spirit and close relationships with agents and authors are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire and edit 12-15 high impact titles per year
  • Manage editorial staff
  • Work with marketing, publicity, and design to set the vision for every title and the imprint as a whole
  • Manage the imprint’s P&L for success


  • Ability to acquire and conceive of high profile projects
  • Established network of authors and agents
  • Established track record of publishing commercial book club fiction
  • Extensive knowledge of imprints publishing into the space
  • 8-10 years of experience in an acquisitions role at a trade publishing house
  • Experience supervising and managing staff
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Founded in 2020, Alcove Press is an imprint of Crooked Lane Books (crookedlanebooks.com). It is dedicated to publishing upmarket commercial fiction for book club audiences that embraces stories with new perspectives on our shared human experience. It focuses on stories of journey, self-discovery, and connection that are accessible, insightful and provocative. We celebrate the books that bring us together and keep us talking.

Please apply by emailing melissa.rechter@crookedlanebooks.com