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Content Development Editor, Apple Books job

AppleCupertino, CA
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Job Description

Content Development Editor, Apple Books

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


+ You have the editorial insight to quickly identify and develop compelling book, audiobook, and graphic content across genres that will benefit Apple Books.

+ You have experience working with authors/publishers and third parties in content development including editing, book cover and book trailer creation, product copy and audiobook production.

+ You have experience in project management and working with operations and engineering teams to bring content onboard digital platforms optimized for customer satisfaction and sales success.

+ You have experience negotiating contracts with authors, publishers and third party vendors.

+ You have experience working with authors and publishers in both content development and account management roles, having demonstrated effective business communication and relationship management skills.

+ You have experience working with high profile individuals and their teams, crafting presentations and coordinating with marketing and PR on campaigns.

+ You have experience navigating relationships on complicated projects that involve multiple stakeholders.

+ You are fluent with data and analytics and are willing to evolve your editorial strategy as numbers reveal user behavior.

+ You have excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate with a wide range of external partners, internal team members, and job functions - all the way up to executives.

+ You will be a strategic thinker and self-starter with a proactive approach to meeting objectives and accomplishing goals.

+ You are a phenomenal teammate willing to persevere on challenging long-term projects as well as jump in when needed to tackle an immediate need.


- Seek out, acquire and develop compelling book, audiobook, and graphic content across genres and languages. - Work closely with global business, editorial and operations teams to assess global and regional market trends, content development possibilities, plans and timelines. - Identify content which needs enhancement or auxiliary assets and project manage authors/publishers and third parties in content development including but not limited to editing, book cover and book trailer creation, product copy , marketing assets and audiobook production. - Negotiate contracts with authors, publishers and content suppliers as well as third party vendors. - Project manage operations and engineering teams to bring content onboard digital platforms optimized for customer satisfaction and sales success. - Craft presentations for internal and external stakeholders and coordinate with merchandising, marketing and PR on assets and campaigns. - Serve as account manager for authors and publishers in content development and on-boarding and brief editorial teams for smooth transition. - Lead and track progress on Apple Books projects with high profile individuals and their teams to ensure Apple goals are met. - Understand the critical metrics for your projects and work towards them strategically. - Play an active role in communicating and explaining your work to an internal audience.

**Education & Experience**

Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred or equivalent work experience

**Additional Requirements**

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  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.



Company - Public




$5M to $10M


Multiple locations






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