Senior Acquisitions Editor, Global Business
The creative and experienced Senior Acquisitions Editor establishes a list in business, especially in global business, and interacts directly with authors and editors. S/he will become a vital member of the press staff, responsible for planning acquisitions, developing relationships with potential authors and editors, and contracting 15- 20 new book projects annually in the subject area of business. The incumbent works directly with book series editors and collaborates directly with authors to acquire manuscripts for the press to publish, proactively planning and commissioning book projects by significant authors. Reporting to Director of the Press, the Senior Acquisitions Editor has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Develops relationships with current and potential authors and editors to acquire 15 - 20 new books annually in the field of business.
Travels regularly to scholarly meetings and campuses to serve as the public face of the press in the field of history and build relationships with new and current authors.
Works directly with book series editors and collaborate directly with authors to acquire manuscripts for the press.
Proactively commissions and seeks out book projects and authors.
Monitors and enforce author delivery schedules, verify authors' submission of acceptable manuscripts, and work with the editorial & production and marketing & sales staff to ensure a smooth publishing process.
Analyzes potential acquisition projects to determine potential sales and financial viability, presenting projects to the Publishing Committee and Faculty Editorial Board for potential publication.
Works closely with the director to plan and develop strategies for acquisitions.
Negotiates terms of author, editor, and contributor contracts.
Requirements and Qualifications
3-5 years' experience as Acquisitions Editor; 5-7 years preferred
Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
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