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Associate Editor, Branded Lines
HBR Group
Full Time
Brighton, MA
8/30/2017
JO-1708-1018

This is an Associate Editor position at Harvard Business Review, the world’s most influential source of management ideas and an innovative multiplatform media brand. This editor should believe that good managers and well-run organizations can change the world for the better. The Branded Lines are a growing part of HBR Press’s book business; these multi-volume series are focused on meeting the everyday professional needs of our readers and on showcasing the best and most useful content that HBR has published. 

As a member of the Branded Lines team, the Associate Editor for Branded Lines is responsible for coordinating the publication of existing and future Branded Lines books and, where appropriate, related content such as digital and print articles and digital tools. This person will manage editorial development for each of their titles from idea conception to post-publication. They will conduct customer research, curate content from HBR’s archive, commission and develop new content, and work with the Press commercial team to create positioning and marketing copy. 

Key Responsibilities: 
• Develop and edit book manuscripts. These could be curated volumes—in which case the editor curates previously published HBR articles to include and edits them if necessary—or wholly new volumes that require idea development as well as line editing. 
• Collaborate with Press editorial, Branded Lines editorial, Press marketing, web marketing, PR, social media, operation, ad sales, and other teams in HBR to engage our community and customers around new books and other products. 
• Participate in and lead customer research testing future and current books and manuscripts as part of the development process. 
• Take the lead in developing book positioning—title, marketing copy, etc. 
• Develop an ecosystem of content around each book as appropriate: digital and print articles, for example, or digital templates or other interactive tools. 

Requirements: 
• Sharp editorial instincts: ability to grasp, analyze, and develop nuanced management content 
• Independent work style: highly organized, owns deadlines 
• Collaborative: eager to contribute to a team and able to manage partnerships across a networked organization 
• Customer focus: experience in reader/customer research. Comfortable with learning from research results and changing course accordingly. 
• Proven interest in ideas related to management 
• Experience creating ancillary digital tools for books, including related content like blogs or articles, templates, spreadsheets, or other interactive features. 
• At least 3 years’ experience in book and/or long-form business publishing 
• BA or equivalent

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