Editorial

1. Acquisitions Editor - Shambhala

Shambhala Publications seeks an energetic, experienced acquisitions editor with strong knowledge, interest, and hands-on experience in the areas of Buddhism, mindful living, yoga, health and well-being, and psychology.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate relationships with a network of authors and agents connected to Shambhala’s subject areas.
  • Acquire at least 8–12 original manuscripts per year.
  • Identify and keep a close watch on trends in subject areas to channel into new projects.
  • Evaluate book proposals and manuscripts and provide editorial feedback to authors to craft ideas and projects.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with fellow Shambhala team members and authors.
  • Maintain an intimate familiarity with Shambhala’s editorial interests and our team of editors in order to assess the strengths of different projects.
  • Comfortably manage and organize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for authors throughout the initial project development process and maintain ongoing connections with authors after acquisitions.
  • Meet regularly with Shambhala’s Editorial Committee and help  to identify, evaluate, and cultivate new authors and projects in a collaborative setting.

Desired qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales)
  • Excellent communication, project management, and networking skills
  • Excellent intra- and inter-departmental communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize varied workload
  • Current contacts including authors, illustrators, agents, etc. in the book publishing industry
  • High level of skill in organization, analytics, and verbal and written communication
  • At least three professional references
  • Minimum of three years of acquisitions experience in book publishing strongly preferred

Position is full time in our Boulder, Colorado office. Remote applicants will not be considered. Send cover letter and résumé or cv to editor-jobs@shambhala.com. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we regret that we might not be able to reply to every e-mail unless following up for an interview.

2. Developmental Editor - Shambhala

Shambhala Publications seeks an energetic, experienced developmental editor with strong knowledge, interest, and hands-on experience in the areas of Buddhism, mindful living, yoga, health and well-being, and psychology.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop original manuscripts editorially (including all editorial aspects of book development—structural editing in collaboration with authors (all developmental prior to mechanical copyediting); writing jacket copy, website copy, fact sheets for sales reps, and other marketing copy as required; oversight of the finalization of the manuscript after copyediting and oversight of several phases of proofs, coordination and collaboration with production, design, marketing and publicity; etc.
  • Coordinate closely with Shambhala’s acquisitions editors and Editorial Committee to identify trends in Shambhala’s subject areas.
  • Maintain professional connections with a wide range of authors and agents
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Act as primary point of contact for authors throughout the publication process.
  • Potential role in assisting the Editorial Committee with book acquisitions (identify, evaluate, and cultivate new authors and projects).

Desired qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales)
  • Excellent communication, project management, and networking skills
  • Excellent intra- and inter-departmental communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent editorial, rewriting, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize varied workload
  • Current contacts including authors, illustrators, agents, etc. in the book publishing industry a plus
  • High level of skill in organization, analytics, and verbal and written communication
  • At least three professional references
  • Minimum of three years of experience in developmental editing and book publishing preferred

Position is full time in our Boulder, Colorado office. Remote applicants will not be considered. Send cover letter and résumé or cv to editor-jobs@shambhala.com. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we regret that we might not be able to reply to every e-mail unless following up for an interview.

3. Editorial Internship (ACCEPTING RÉSUMÉS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION)

Shambhala Publications has no editorial internship openings at this time. However, résumés will be accepted to keep on file for future openings.

Interested individuals who would like to be considered for possible internship openings in the future are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter to the e-mail address below.

Required Experience:

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a sound knowledge of English grammar and usage. Should be organized and detail-oriented, able to multitask, and possess an interest in our subject matter. Related experience helpful.

Salary/Hours:

Part time, typically 3–6 months, negotiable hours (roughly 15–20 hours/week)

Send resume and cover letter to:

Managing Editor: editorialdept@shambhala.com
No phone calls, please.