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Senior Editor - Amazon Publishing Italy

Senior Editor - Amazon Publishing Italy

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Amazon Italia Services Srl
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Job Description

Amazon Publishing is a leading publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Its mission is to invent new and better ways to connect authors and readers.

Amazon Publishing is seeking an innovative, passionate, market-savvy senior editor for its Italian imprints. You will be responsible for managing an editorial team in Italy, supporting the title acquisition process and author relationships and you will be working with marketing, publicity, production, and author relations teams to deliver quality books, world-class author experiences, and, under the supervision of the Luxembourg based Amazon Publishing leadership team, contribute to the definition of the strategy and the future of the business in Italy.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated expertise in the book publishing industry and list building, agility, flexibility and have a highly commercial goal-oriented approach. She/he should be a strategic thinker and enjoy working in a fast-paced culture. Exceptional critical thinking are essential for success in this role.

This position will be based at the Amazon offices in Milan.

Core Job responsibilities:

Identify, evaluate and develop content, including:
  • Help managing a portfolio of titles to deliver on key stakeholder goals, financial and operational performance targets
  • Monitoring trend and sales data
  • Collaborating with peers across the organization to contribute to the production and marketing of books, deliver high growth and performance for authors and deliver exceptional author experiences
  • Help managing an editorial team
  • Working with editors, authors and agents, to support the acquisition and publication of first class works for Amazon Publishing’s core imprints
  • Working closely with editors, authors and agents to develop authors’ work and careers

Basic Qualifications

  • Solid experience in the book publishing industry
  • Consistent track record of excellent results and innovation
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills and high judgment – comfortable tackling ambiguous problems and doing quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify trade-offs and recommend solutions
  • Management experience
  • 7+ years work experience with progressive growth in responsibility and results Native Italian and strong English language skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • History of building successful long-term relationships with external business partners
  • Team player with history of effectiveness in matrixed international organizations
  • Superior communication skills – communicates clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Location: Milan
Salary/Package: competitive
Closing date: [TK]

Please submit an English version of your resume.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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