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Editorial Manager

Advantage Media Group and ForbesBooks have an exciting opportunity for an editorial professional with experience in book writing, editing, and publishing in Healthcare, Finance or the Entrepreneur sector. ForbesBooks works with top tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace.

The mission of the Editorial Manager (EM) is to serve as THE responsible party for ensuring that the caliber of editorial excellence is second to none for all books published by their account team. The EM will be the final signoff on the editorial content and will be responsible for overseeing the book outline, the developmental edit and line edit and the execution of all manuscript reviews for their team. The EM will also serve as “Book Doctor” for any clients assigned to their team who are stuck in the editorial process.

The outcomes expected of this individual are:

  • Serve as editorial head and assist with the completion of 60 book projects annually. Our c-level clients require precise execution of the deliverables in their Publishing Plan. You will organize, plan and manage the execution of the editorial process in the Publishing Plan. This requires excellent communication skills and an ability to manage changes in timing, budget and scope.
  • Ensure >95% of editorial projects for publishing plans are delivered at or below budget. Manage client budgets and report for your account team. Each Publishing Plan client has a gross margin target for all editorial deliverables. Coordinate the resources of your editorial team, track and monitor costs.
  • <5% of clients get stalled in an editorial phase. Coach and assist clients through all editorial phases of their project.
  • 100% of all editorial reviews are completed within project timeline. Review all manuscripts in accordance with project timeline and guarantee editorial excellence in all manuscripts.
  • NPS Score of >50. Assist your account team in delivering world class service and creating an “Enjoyable, Fun, and Prosperous membership experience” for each client.

Competencies (These are MUSTs):

  • Attention to Detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Client Driven. Demonstrate the spirit to serve. Make clients feel delighted with the process with an ability to manage client expectations of timing, budget and scope.
  • Excellent Communication Skills. Highly skilled at advising, coaching and strategizing on the phone and in-person with business professional clients.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Problem Solving Mindset. Flexible attitude to test new approaches and adjust activities in order to solve unique client challenges.
  • Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Experience in editorial is a MUST. Preferred experience categories include business, finance, marketing, management, motivation, self-help, biography and autobiography.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition and an expert in best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style
  • Must have an outstanding command of the English language
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the book publishing industry
  • Excellent grasp of the editorial process
  • Manage multiple projects at different stages, while meeting deadlines and high quality standards
  • Management experience including hiring, oversight, and performance reviews

Positions are in our Charleston, SC office. Team Members are eligible for benefits package after a 3 month review.  

Advantage is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and lots of upward mobility. Professional development programs offered. We offer great Vacation/PTO benefits, a great Medical/Dental program, 401K program with company contribution and other nice perks. We highly value and respect our Team Members.

Advantage was proudly named one of the 2013, 2014 & 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

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