Competitor Group Managing Editor, Acquisitions & Marketing (VeloPress) in Boulder, Colorado

Do you like helping people in the literary world?

If so, we’d like to meet you – because we’re always looking for talented individuals, especially the ones with editorial, acquisitions, and marketing experience. This position is located in Boulder, Colorado working with one of our affiliate, VeloPress.

Competitor Group is the leading global media and event entertainment company dedicated to promoting the active lifestyle to our audiences in the sports endurance industry, while continuously delivering extraordinary service and spectacular events!

Competitor Group fosters a positive work/life balance, and is in tune to what’s important to our employees. We’re proud of our employee-friendly culture and upbeat environment, which supports recognition and rewards.

If you share the same passion and possess the right credentials, you may be a welcome addition to the team. Read on if you’re interested!

The managing editor works with acquisitions and marketing to develop content and communication for frontlist VeloPress titles. This position is the primary conduit between acquisitions, editorial production, design, and marketing for titles in development from the point of signed contract to turnover to editorial production. This position also coordinates with sales and marketing in the lead-up to publication to gather and shape the content and materials needed for a successful launch.

The managing editor coordinates with the acquisition editors on the development of select titles, gathers title launch information, facilitates the turnover of manuscripts to production, and works with marketing and design to prepare for sales meetings. Throughout the publication process, this position is an important point person for authors (in addition to the acquisition editor). This position also assists sales and marketing with the promotion of frontlist titles and helps to manage the author relationship during the launch of the title.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with art research, manuscript development, and editing for key titles prior to transmitting the project to editorial production.

  • Coordinate seasonal scheduling and materials deadlines with acquisitions and design.

  • Facilitate the author marketing survey for new authors.

  • Gather promotional materials for authors, including bios, headshots, social media and web URLs.

  • Work with the lead editor and editorial production to establish individual book budgets and troubleshoot the master schedule.

  • Work with acquisitions team to prepare content for new title launch—metadata, description, author profile, competitive and comparable titles, etc.

  • Organize development of book material (table of contents, text, and illustrations) for sales kits, etc.

  • Prepare turnover memos and files for new titles, defining the vision of the book as it pertains to production and design.

  • Oversee the development of select new titles and new editions.

  • Assist with photoshoots and video projects on an as needed basis, sometimes in place of the acquisitions editor.

  • For titles in production, help resolve queries and gather outstanding content from authors and illustrators as needed.

  • Prepare and package book content and art for promotional use or for distribution and direct-to-consumer sale.

  • Work with Director of Sales and Marketing to prepare digital and print sales kits.

  • Coordinate with sales and marketing to source and select new art needed for print and online advertising and social media campaigns.

  • Line up available content for marketing and publicity campaigns and assist with development of new (non-book) content for select projects.

  • Assist with development of special projects outside of the book project (including complementary video, text, podcasts) in consultation with sales and marketing, the author, and acquisitions.

  • Initiate development of ancillary products and special editions (library, proprietary, and custom).

  • BA, with a focus in English and/or journalism preferred.

  • Must have more than 5 years publishing experience. Some marketing experience would be helpful, but not mandatory.

  • Ability to be creative, solve problems, and facilitate consensus.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Interest in endurance sports and/or health and fitness is helpful.

  • Competent with editing and proofreading, familiar with Chicago Manual of Style.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Equipment/Software Skills: MS Word onscreen editing, Adobe Acrobat electronic editing, adept in Excel.

Benefits:

Competitor Group offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, FREE life insurance, 401(k) retirement, corporate incentive, paid time off, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, onsite gym, FREE Starbucks coffee & hot chocolate, FREE daily snacks, company cell phone & laptop, employee discounts and other sundries of benefits.

CGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If interested and qualified, please apply!

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