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Dallas, TX
Acquisitions Editor
Dallas, TX
Kris LLC
Dallas, TX
Acquisitions Editor
  • Work with academic advisers and editors to develop strategic publishing plans for monographs, edited treatises, and major print and online works
  • Acquire new product via work with authors, agents, outside partners or proprietary development
  • Manage a 12 to 36 month content development and acquisition plan
  • Establish long-term relationships with curators, subject specialist, and archivists that deepen our partnerships with key content providers
  • Perform competitive analysis to ensure new product concepts are unique and provide first-to-market access of key collections within each products
  • Create strong author relationships with both existing and new authors by working closely with them to outline a vision for each product
  • Assist in managing and developing all video and print-based products for Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaigns
Dallas, TX
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Dallas, TX
McCullough-Senger
Dallas, TX
Senior Acquisitions Editor
  • Research industry for target authors to acquire and trend
  • Submit/create new ideas to bring to fruition approx. 10 new Bible ideas per year (some with multiple covers)
  • Manage complete production process until hand-off to production
  • Project Oversight: Work with freelancers and vendors to approve text design, prepare for and participate in titling and packaging meetings, coordinate author approval of cover design and copy, and work with the author to secure endorsements
  • Sales/Marketing Support: Write and/or supervise copy for tip sheets, catalog, make presentations at Sales Conference, interact with marketing team during creation and implementation of plan
  • Reporting to Supervisor: Communicate regularly with publisher, respond to publisher’s requests, review proposals and follow up on leads from publisher
  • Author Retention:works closely with the authors, focusing on editorial issues but also serving as liaison for other issues, such as sales or marketing; develops productive relationships with authors for whom he/she is responsible; as necessary, creates book concepts for current authors; prepares for and attends planning meetings with major authors
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Boston, MA
Senior Acquisitions Editor for Consumer Health
Boston, MA
Bechtelar-Turner
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Boston, MA
Senior Acquisitions Editor for Consumer Health
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  • Work with the Editorial Director and the Press Director to develop a strategic editorial plan for aggressive growth of the list
  • Manage and develop our substantial book program in Consumer Health, and related fields
  • Work cooperatively with our team of acquisitions editors and assistants
  • Evaluate resulting proposals for trade books and reference works, and book series
  • Evaluate the illustration programs for these projects, including photography, technical drawing, charts, and graphs
  • Regularly visit key campuses, attend professional conferences, cultivate relationships with leading researchers and authors, and engage deeply with the relevant literature
  • Work with our Editorial Director to establish priorities and consult with qualified academics at Johns Hopkins University and other universities to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects Johns Hopkins’s standing among the world’s leading life sciences
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Skills Skills
  • Ability to discern quality of a strong children’s product both visually and editorially
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented and strong ability to multi-task
  • Excellent research skills and understanding of the legal market; able to identify suitable law firms and individuals to write on specific areas of law
  • Excellent client service and negotiation skills. Ability to resolve complex issues with contributors and colleagues
  • Ability to deal with senior partners and law firm marketing staff, and possess excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate about Practical Law’s products and the clear benefits of contributing to them in an articulate, succinct and professional manner
  • Able to work well collaboratively within a team to lead the development of excellent resources and products
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks/prioritize
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Research industry for target authors to acquire and trend
  • Submit/create new ideas to bring to fruition approx. 10 new Bible ideas per year (some with multiple covers)
  • Manage complete production process until hand-off to production
  • Project Oversight: Work with freelancers and vendors to approve text design, prepare for and participate in titling and packaging meetings, coordinate author approval of cover design and copy, and work with the author to secure endorsements
  • Sales/Marketing Support: Write and/or supervise copy for tip sheets, catalog, make presentations at Sales Conference, interact with marketing team during creation and implementation of plan
  • Reporting to Supervisor: Communicate regularly with publisher, respond to publisher’s requests, review proposals and follow up on leads from publisher
  • Ability to read and grasp overview quickly, to do in-depth research, to prioritize and handle multiple, varied tasks
  • Relationship oriented
  • Awareness of trends, culture, and religion
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Content Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Teamwork: it is essential to our success that this position work closely with external and internal contacts, especially Platform Tech editors, developmental editors, and production staff
  • Discernment on priorities: Many projects will have competing interests including the desire to add features versus the need to get the product to market on schedule and within budget. Ability to work in multiple content formats. There are often differences in the types of content acquired for digital versus print, and especially in the updating process of each format. This position will be filled by an Editor who knows the differences between print and digital content acquisitions, development, and updating
  • Creative Thinking: As challenges or needs arise, the ability to quickly move to fill holes in the product plan with innovative, interesting solutions is highly valuable
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years content acquisitions and/or content management experience. Digital content acquisitions experience highly desired
  • Experience with medical content is highly preferred
  • Experience working in teams is preferred
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Acquisitions Editor, Higher Education Resume Examples & Samples

  • Execute division’s long range publishing plans
  • Contract and manage authors and content developers
  • Conduct market research and gather market feedback on new and existing product
  • Sign new product solutions (digital/print)
  • Establish budgets, manage project development
  • Coordinate and support editorial plans with sales, marketing, new media and efficacy teams
  • Provide overall editorial leadership
  • A proven track record of success with a minimum of three years’ experience in a market facing role (examples include acquisitions, sales, or marketing environment)
  • A history of successful project management including goal setting, managing budgets, benchmarking, collaborating and meeting critical schedules
  • A sound editorial background involving acquisitions and/or manuscript development would be an asset
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • An astute approach to business with clear focus on sales growth, profitability and total customer satisfaction
  • The ability to both identify and seize market opportunities
  • A systematic approach to priority setting and time management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to build consensus and work effectively in a team environment
  • The ability to build author relationships and effectively negotiate contracts
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office and the Internet
  • This position requires approximately 30%-40% travel; driver’s license is required
  • A high level of stamina with the capacity to work under pressure and successfully manage many projects simultaneously
  • Confidence in presenting in front of large groups (faculty, students and colleagues)
  • Good problem solving skills, judgment, resourcefulness, and flexibility
  • Project management skills an asset
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • This editor will have an annual goal of signing 8-14 author contracts
  • The editor will be responsible for meeting an annual frontlist sales goal
  • The editor will collaborate with the Digital editorial group to develop and launch new digital subscription products in assigned lists
  • Working closely with PDE's, the editor will be responsible for working closely with authors to develop, refine, and finalize manuscripts, making sure that all projects adhere to the high standards of the division
  • Editors must be able to successfully negotiate author contracts, including advances, royalty rates, licensing, etc. The goals in negotiating each contract is to keep financial exposure/risk to a minimum, by offering advances well under the first year royalty payout as indicated on the P&L
  • This editor will be responsible for mastering MPD/PDH and iPub and using both tools to manage projects internally
  • The editor will manage numerous author relationships, including high profile and demanding physician-authorities of international renown
  • The editor will be expected to maintain close contact with trends and developments in clinical medicine, health technology and delivery, and medical education, via leveraging of key contacts in assigned lists
  • The editor will be expected to travel approximately 10-15% of the time, in support of key functions of the job and its related accountabilities
  • Minimum of five years of related acquisitions and/or publishing experience
  • Knowledge of the medical books, medical terms, and the publishing process
  • Strong communication skills and ability to get the most out of renown authors
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News Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Tune satellite signals, and send and record news feeds and programming as required
  • Organize video for programs in a multi-show environment
  • File and retrieve archival material
  • Assess priorities and allot available facilities accordingly
  • Monitor Environment Canada weather alerts and insert on- air weather warnings as required
  • Working knowledge of broadcast audio mixing, terminology and concepts
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist the Publisher to ensure front-list product list supports year-over-year growth both in revenue and EBITDA
  • Review submissions from authors and agents as well as identify new authors to contract
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with authors, agents, and partner organizations
  • Acquire new product via work with authors, agents, outside partners or proprietary development
  • Develop new book concepts on trend for the current marketplace
  • Strive to produce the macro edit on the first draft of any manuscript and ensure editorial excellence
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Meet or beat deadlines set by the Managing Editor
  • Maintain low expenses, meeting or beating the budgeted amount allowed in an APL
  • Coordinate with the art department to select illustrators, secure any author approvals, and make sure art enhances saleability of the book
  • Oversee cover direction and participates in cover, titling and second alignment meetings
  • Present titles to Kidz Executive Team and Sales Pub Board for approval and support
  • Complete and submit PD documents to Assistant Managing Editor and work closely with her to ensure APL’s are meeting benchmarks
  • Complete and submit applicable Contract Request forms to Managing Editor in a timely manner
  • Write and prepare proposals to present authors to acquire products
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to coordinate plans and bring product to market in a timely manner
  • Review APL’s and write Deal Point Memos to secure deals
  • Report in ZPS on assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Oversee acquisitions and scheduling of Bible product as well as Young Adult titles
  • Ability to discern quality of a strong children’s product both visually and editorially
  • Able to work well collaboratively within a team to lead concepting of material and spearhead the development of resources
  • Proven editorial skills in shaping excellent written text
  • Time management skills
  • Strong negotiation and public speaking capabilities
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Author Acquisition:develops productive relationships with literary agents and authors; actively pursues, receives, and reviews book proposals from them on an ongoing basis; identifies and pursues potential author targets; creates book concepts for target authors as needed; makes initial contacts and sets meetings; prepares proposals and makes presentations at Ed Board and Pub Board meetings; manages APL approval process for his/her projects; negotiates major deal points and works with contracts team to develop long-form contract
  • Author Retention:works closely with the authors, focusing on editorial issues but also serving as liaison for other issues, such as sales or marketing; develops productive relationships with authors for whom he/she is responsible; as necessary, creates book concepts for current authors; prepares for and attends planning meetings with major authors
  • List Management: ensures manuscript deadlines and on sale dates are well spaced; confirms projects are running on time before adding to the official budget; where desirable, works to publish projects from our key authors each fiscal year; and plans for ancillary products including derivatives and format conversions
  • Product Development: participates in titling meetings to achieve final, approved copy by Sales Conference; participates in catalog process on an approved schedule for Sales Conference; coordinates approval of front cover copy and cover design by authors as needed; edits back cover copy and flap copy as needed; makes product presentations at Sales Conference
  • Schedule Management:oversees on-time delivery of acquired and substantively edited manuscripts to assigned editor; works with authors to ensure (1) manuscript receipt according to contractual due dates and (2) efficient editorial processing from substantive development stage to copy edit
  • Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis:assists Publisher and other key team members in business planning as it relates to annual budgeting, content and acquisitions, and measuring financial objectives; participates in yearly strategic initiatives as requested by the Publisher
  • Developmental Editing: for 25 to 30 projects per year, provides initial feedback and direction on proposal; provides feedback and direction on first chapter completed; provides substantive editing and feedback on first draft; reviews final draft; delivers final manuscript and editorial direction to assigned editor
  • Publisher Support:prepares notes from meetings with authors and agents for Publisher (when he’s not present); meets regularly with Publisher to review relationship management and business metrics on acquired projects; responds to Publisher’s requests; reviews proposals and follows up on leads from Publisher
  • Travel: represents Company and imprint at industry conferences; attends consumer conferences where potential author relationships can be developed; meets with literary agents, potential authors, and current authors as needed to develop good opportunities and relationships
  • Global Publishing Program: in coordination with Publisher, works with our International Publishing offices in acquiring internal Trade Book opportunities. Works in coordination with our sister publishing team in Spain to determine lead in production. Creates ongoing master lists and template reports to coordinators for the global author reports
  • Proven editorial skills in shaping and identifying excellent written text
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple tasks/priorities
  • Ability to self-prioritize responsibilities
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy for cancer research series through correspondence, meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Approximately 20%-30% travel required as well as strong initiative and independent functioning
  • Prepares and executes publishing contracts in regard to US product
  • Maintains and develops a circle of reviewers and advisors and evaluates their judgments
  • Maintains continuous cooperation and dialogues with marketing, promotion and production concerning individual projects as well as general questions of mutual interest
  • Maintains communication with US and European editorial counterparts about specific immediate questions as well as long term strategy questions. Works with various branches in coordination of the international program
  • Supervises final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production
  • Discusses, assumes and proposes financial and budgetary plans for program. Ensures that financial reports, status reports, budget forecasts, etc., can be made on the basis of readily available material
  • Develops guidelines, plans, reporting systems, etc., to implement publishing plans. Maintains current status of all projects in the program via reporting system
  • Reviews and discusses new projects and plans with editorial colleagues particularly in overlapping areas
  • Monitors staffing requirements and trains and develops staff
  • Performs related duties as required
  • College degree with advanced degree in the specific subject area
  • Experience as an editor or related editorial/publishing experience highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required
  • Must be willing and able to travel
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • The Acquisitions Editor/ Senior Acquisitions Editor manages a book portfolio of approximately 30-40 titles per year, and may be involved in the development of videos in the field that he or she is responsible for
  • Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, required meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Approximately 20%‑30% travel may be required, as well as strong initiative and independent functioning
  • Works with authors to assure timely delivery of the book manuscripts
  • Maintains and develops a network of tech reviewers and advisors that can be called upon for advice and reviews
  • Maintains communication and a strong working relationship with editorial counterparts in the US, the UK and in India about specific immediate questions as well as long‑term strategy questions. Works with various branches in coordination of the international program
  • Any other duties as required by manager
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Portfollio Mgr-acquisitions Editor IT & Careers List Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establish portfolio business case and deliver portfolio/product mix and related KPI’s including financial performance, product contribution, and learner outcomes
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant sales, marketing or product development experience. Higher education experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with ability to communicate effectively for diverse audiences
  • Intellectually curious with a passion for education and a keen focus on the learner
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
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Portfollio Mgr / Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop deep discipline and market knowledge in Culinary, Hospitality and Agriculture to drive product development decisions
  • Assess global market demand for both print and digital opportunities across the portfolio
  • Create strong author relationships working closely with them to outline a vision for each product
  • Collaborate with Product Management to recommend discipline relevant technology roadmap improvements
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to define learner outcomes and align author content and product features to those outcomes
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News Acquisitions Editor, CTV , Bell Media Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create newscast graphics and operate Inscriber character generator live to air
  • Dub and edit raw material and finished news stories to produce compelling visuals for television viewers. And great audio for radio listeners
  • Operate studio audio mixing consoles for live and recorded productions as per established control room practices and broadcast standards
  • Send and record news feeds and programming as required
  • Maintain recognized broadcast technical and editorial standards
  • Operate prompter, time programs and program segments, and perform other control room and other duties as assigned
  • Graduate of a community college broadcasting course or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year's experience in television broadcasting
  • Demonstrated ability to organize material, meet deadlines and work accurately
  • Excellent communication Skills, both oral and written (grammar and spelling)
  • Demonstrate artistic aptitude – exceptional sense of design
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Training in and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects is an asset
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • This editor will have an annual goal of signing 15 - 20 contracts
  • The editor will be responsible for all pipeline and front list content management as the point person for authors
  • The editor must be able to articulate their programs, projects, content, and strategy through excellent written and oral communications skills
  • The editor will be responsible for networking within the community identified with this program by attending trade shows, conferences and through campus visits in order to; 1) strengthen overall market and competitive knowledge; 2) build relationships with key associations and subject matter experts; and 3) translate this knowledge into business plans for program growth
  • Editors must be able to successfully negotiate author contracts, including advances, royalty rates, licensing, etc. The goal in negotiating each contract is to keep financial exposure/risk to a minimum, by offering advances well under the first year royalty payout as indicated on the P&L
  • Editor will be responsible for mastering the AccessEngineering platform and developing appropriate print and media content for it
  • Editor will be responsible for mastering existing systems (PDH and iPub) and the use of these tools to manage projects internally
  • Ability to complete research and analysis and to decide what content to publish in each of the topic areas assigned
  • Ability to immerse into the specialized engineering communities served by McGraw-Hill, and translate understanding of those communities’ needs into content development programs
  • Ability to work with authors to get the right content and positioning, guide the authors through the publishing process, get manuscripts ready in a form and style acceptable to our production department, etc
  • Minimum three to five years of related acquisitions experience in the chemical, energy, or industrial engineering or other related engineering content markets
  • Experience building/maintaining a network and identifying and working with technical subject matter experts
  • Experience working with technical associations highly desirable
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • With the Executive Editor, formulates and executes a distinct and salable vision for the imprint, ensures all content delivers, and develops an understanding of the imprint’s health
  • Solicits commercial fiction from agents and from new and existing writers; reads and recommends, with the goal of successful acquisition/negotiation within the confines of budget
  • Attends various multi-genre writers’ conferences as company representative to make further inroads into the genre
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the company’s acquisition and build strategies, as well as contributing innovative ideas in this process
  • Actively participates in the vision team process with Art and Marketing to create effective packaging
  • 5 or more years’ experience as a commercial fiction acquisitions editor
  • Recent experience working with best-selling authors of commercial women’s fiction and/or mainstream fiction
  • A University degree
  • Solid history of finding, editing and cultivating key commercial authors
  • Broad list of agent contacts, with specific emphasis on those in the realm of commercial fiction
  • Strong writing skills
  • Creativity, flexibility and initiative
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Senior Acquisitions Editor for Consumer Health Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work with our Editorial Director to establish priorities and consult with qualified academics at Johns Hopkins University and other universities to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects Johns Hopkins’s standing among the world’s leading life sciences
  • Manage and develop our substantial book program in Consumer Health, and related fields
  • Work with the Editorial Director and the Press Director to develop a strategic editorial plan for aggressive growth of the list
  • Keep the Johns Hopkins University Press’s publications at the forefront of these fields and closely track original and consequential research suitable for publication in book form
  • Regularly visit key campuses, attend professional conferences, cultivate relationships with leading researchers and authors, and engage deeply with the relevant literature
  • Contact prospective authors using all available means, and commission book-length works that will make valuable contributions to existing knowledge and are aimed at a general audience
  • Evaluate resulting proposals for trade books and reference works, and book series
  • Evaluate the illustration programs for these projects, including photography, technical drawing, charts, and graphs
  • Arrange for projects to be independently reviewed by qualified experts
  • Negotiate contracts for books and book series; work with authors to ensure that contractual terms are met; prepare publishing plans for projects ready to go into production
  • Work with editorial, production, and design departments to ensure the efficient production of projects in print and digital formats, and with marketing and sales departments to ensure the effective distribution of books to their intended audiences
  • Present new and proposed book projects to the Press’s staff, its editorial board, and its sales representatives
  • Prepare annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the list along with list profiles and other materials to help market and promote the list as needed
  • Work cooperatively with our team of acquisitions editors and assistants
  • Set standards of professionalism and leadership in interactions with all internal staff
  • Represent and act as an ambassador for the Johns Hopkins University Press in all external interactions
  • Perform other duties as needed or required
  • A strong track record of acquisitions in the field
  • Proven analytic ability
  • Knowledge of the higher education community
  • Ability to work with academic authors
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, particularly scholarly publishing
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Four-year college degree and at least three years of experience in book publishing, including at least three in the acquisitions process
  • Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people
  • Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood
  • Proven track record in acquiring scholarly and trade titles
  • Knowledge of academic research and publishing standards, including the peer review process
  • Knowledge of contracts and copyright
  • Excellent communication, project management, and networking skills
  • Proficiency with computer systems
  • Familiarity with the subject areas
  • Proven ability to develop and shape a publishing program
  • Knowledge of electronic book publishing and interest in emerging digital opportunities
  • Connections with trade agents
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent acquisitions publishing experience
  • 3+ years of experience including 3 years with editorial/acquisitions/sales/marketing/developmental editing in book publishing or related field
  • Experience in the oversight of print and online product development
  • Ability to determine travel plans relating to use of resources to meet goals
  • Ability to determine customer needs and market trends through general research, journals, visits to college campuses and attendance at professional meetings, as well as other avenues
  • Ability to manage budgets and reforecast
  • Ability and willingness to travel to meet business goals and objectives
  • Ability to make timely commercial decisions
  • Ability to multi-task in an innovative work environment
  • Strong customer relationship management and partnership skills
  • Effective presentation skills, oral and written, adjusting delivery to target audience
  • Experience with facilitation of group discussion, dialogue and the consensus process
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Organized, detail oriented, effectively meets deadlines, sets priorities
  • Spot patterns, think critically and solve problems, possess a passion for learning
  • Big picture vision,
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Content Acquisitions Editor, Amazon Rapids Resume Examples & Samples

  • 5+ years of editorial and publishing experience
  • Previous acquisitions editor or other publishing experience a plus, especially children’s or teen/YA content
  • Love of reading and a passion for children’s and teen/YA reading
  • Relishes ambiguity and change; innovates and devises frameworks to resolve and prioritize
  • Strong business judgment with a track record of successfully delivering quantifiable results and overall relationship management
  • Proven analytical thinking, project management skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills are essential
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5+ years publishing experience with relevant recent book acquisitions experience
  • Market knowledge in Chemistry or related area is preferred
  • Experience working with analytics, bibliometrics or altmetrics also preferred
  • Must have superb written/verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, be self-motivating and results driven, be adept at negotiations, and have customer and market focus as well as creative/innovative attitude
  • This position will report to the Publisher
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create new primary source-based product and programme concepts that will be sold in the academic library sector worldwide
  • Identify key primary source collections that are in demand from customers and evaluate the commercial potential of that content
  • Working with content partners, acquire the rights for target content sets and collections
  • Manage assigned existing partner relationships, including content acquisition, contracting, and delivery of content
  • Appoint, manage and consult academic advisory boards for each product and programme as required
  • Perform market analysis to gauge the desire for related content and the unique nature of any acquisition targets
  • Prepare contracts and P&L for each new collection or product
  • Present new product proposals to the product development, sales and marketing teams
  • Perform competitive analysis to ensure new product concepts are unique and provide first-to-market access of key collections within each products
  • Manage a rolling 3-year content development and acquisition plan
  • Commission supporting materials (e.g. essays, timelines) from subject experts to place products in context
  • Assist in the preparation of sales materials
  • Meet signing targets on a per-product basis, ensuring the scope and nature of each work is defensible and aligns to sales and marketing goals
  • Establish long-term relationships with curators, subject specialist, and archivists that deepen our partnerships with key content providers
  • Give presentations about the product, programmes and company at public events such as conferences, trade shows and customer roadshows
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in History or a related discipline
  • Three years of publishing experience, ideally selling or acquiring primary source content
  • Clear understanding of business and commercial publishing
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently, as well as part of a global team
  • Ability to identify content sources and negotiate/prepare contracts
  • Ability to grow a publishing programme in new directions and communicate your vision to the product development teams, marketing, and sales
  • Confident public speaker
  • Demonstrable interest and expertise in the humanities
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist Publisher in developing and executing a comprehensive publishing strategy to position Zondervan and Thomas Nelson as the category leader for Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaigns
  • Help acquire and edit new video-based curriculum and Bible study guides from existing or new authors
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to determine Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaign digital products to bring to the church and consumer market
  • Collaborate with other publishing groups to produce leading-edge Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaign products to meet the current and emerging requirements for church and consumer markets
  • Assist in managing and developing all video and print-based products for Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaigns
  • Assist Publisher to successfully bring Trade video curriculum, Bible studies, and church-wide campaign products to market on time and budget
  • Ensure editorial excellence in content
  • Care and nurture authors within the sphere of influence
  • Maintain control of budgeted expenses within the span of control
  • Manage products effectively according to deadlines and production schedules
  • Manage and control plant costs as specified in the IPA's
  • Must demonstrate an ability to edit manuscripts according to agreed-upon parameters, especially study guides
  • Must be an excellent interpersonal communicator with an ability to work well with authors and other team members
  • Able to work well collaboratively within a team to lead the development of excellent resources and products
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks/prioritize
  • Proven interpersonal skills enabling ability to work with authors
  • Competent in editing electronically and working with authors via the computer
  • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and internet experience
  • Highly motivated/self-starter with initiative
  • Fully supportive of the Publisher's Mission Statement
  • Confident, professional attitude
  • Values innovation
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • With the Editorial Director, formulates and executes a distinct and salable vision for the imprint, ensures all content delivers, and develops an understanding of the imprint’s health
  • Solicits fiction and nonfiction from agents and from new and existing writers; reads and recommends, with the goal of successful acquisition/negotiation within the confines of budget
  • Acquires and develops authors in accordance with imprint’s vision. Responsible for implementing author growth plans
  • Fosters current agent contacts and develops relationships with new agents, recruits new talent and draws competitive talent
  • Attends various writers’ conferences as company representative to make further inroads into the genre
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the company’s acquisition and build strategies, as well as contributing innovative ideas in this process. Actively participates in the vision team process with Art and Marketing to create effective packaging
  • 3 or more years’ experience as an acquisitions editor or associate editor
  • Recent experience working with noteworthy authors
  • Solid history of finding, editing and cultivating key authors
  • Demonstrated ability in recognizing new talent with strong commercial potential
  • Broad list of agent contacts
  • Strong contract negotiation skills, along with knowledge/understanding of standard publishing contracts and P&Ls
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant experience and/or a J.D. is required
  • Minimum of two years’ experience commissioning and coordinating contributions from attorneys and law firms is preferred
  • A keen interest and a basic understanding of US business law, to a level where there is comfort in conversing with senior legal professionals on a broad range of legal practice areas
  • Ability to deal with senior partners and law firm marketing staff, and possess excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate about Practical Law’s products and the clear benefits of contributing to them in an articulate, succinct and professional manner
  • Excellent client service and negotiation skills. Ability to resolve complex issues with contributors and colleagues
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create new primary source-based product and program concepts that will be sold in the academic library space both in the US and internationally
  • Identify key primary source collections that are in demand in the academic research space and evaluate the commercial potential of that content
  • Appoint, manage and consult academic advisory boards for each product and program as required
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure the timely delivery of content
  • Manage a 12 to 36 month content development and acquisition plan
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to work constructively with team members in the US and abroad, as well as diplomatically and professionally with content providers
  • Must be able to work on different projects simultaneously and be comfortable working under deadlines
  • Must be a confident public speaker and willing to attend and present at conferences, trade shows, customer events etc in order to represent the company and digital archives program
  • BA/BS; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Three years of publishing experience either selling or acquiring primary source content
  • Strong entrepreneurial aptitude, as evidenced by employment history
  • Desire to make a career in publishing
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to grow a publishing program in new directions and communicate your vision to the product development teams, marketing, and sales
  • Travel as necessary to content providers and partners as well as industry trade shows to identify new content and negotiate rights to desired content
  • Demonstrable interest and expertise in the Humanities discipline
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Acquisitions Editor, Amazoncrossing Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and get things done in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Literary translation experience
  • Proven success publishing literature in translation across genres
  • Foreign language proficiency
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • BA/BS required in English, Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 4 or more years of experience as an acquisitions editor or literary agent identifying, acquiring and successfully negotiating content
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience acquiring, developing or pitching content across multiple categories
  • Demonstrated creativity in identifying new opportunities and a fearless attitude to chasing down leads
  • Strong negotiation skills and the fortitude to face rejection
  • Proven editorial judgment and experience working with top authors
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability and desire to use a variety of data to make decisions, back up proposals and measure results
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Interested in pop culture, current events and new media platforms
  • Experience publishing non-fiction content in digital formats
  • Able to work in New York City (preferred) or at a minimum, travel as needed to company offices
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • A passion for reading
  • Experience with digital content and formats
  • Proven success publishing across genres
  • MBA or other masters degree
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Successful track record of no less than 3 years in a market-facing or equivalent role. Examples include Acquisitions, Sales, Marketing and/or strong editorial management experience
  • A history of successful project management including goal setting, managing budgets, benchmarking and meeting critical schedules
  • A familiarity with digital content development and instructional design would also be an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills required to build consensus
  • Proficient with computers; including Pearson learning platforms, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented and strong ability to multi-task
  • An astute approach to business with a clear focus on sales growth, profitability and total customer satisfaction
  • The ability to identify and seize market opportunities
  • Proven ability to build author relationships and effectively negotiate contracts
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Custom Sales & Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum 3-5 years higher education publishing experience
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written, varied for different audiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Complex sales skill knowledge
  • Strong financial analytical skills for pricing analysis and product development
  • Follows policies/procedures
  • Upholds organizational values
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Follows through on commitments
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Sets and achieves challenging goals
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Work collaboratively across groups
  • Can manage difficult customer situations
  • Can easily synthesize information
  • Higher education custom publishing and custom sales experience preferred
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Senior Acquisitions Editor, Montlake Resume Examples & Samples

  • BA/BS Required
  • 5 or more years of editorial and publishing experience
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record working with authors and agents
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to inform decision making and measure results
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage financial models by standing order plan, including annual updates and preparation, annual series pricing, and advance target setting and adherence—responsible for up to $400K in advance budget
  • Provide publishing materials to Production on time for approximately 24 deadlines per year
  • Analyze potential titles for SO plans, utilizing sales history, publisher catalogs/marketing plans and multiple review publications/websites
  • Responsible for setting press runs and participating in reprint meetings
  • Communicate directly with customers; advocate and educate on large print format
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Access (queries, forms and reports), Word, and Outlook
  • Project and budget management
  • Inventory/sales analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Proficient user of computer applications mentioned above
  • Analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Flexibility to move from one task to another quickly and often
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Four-year degree preferred
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Content Acquisitions Editor, Montlake Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to navigate competing priorities and get things done in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for reading and innovation
  • Deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the genre (Romance)
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and execute short and long-term editorial plans for the Press for assigned lists, with an awareness of the field of publications from peer academic and university presses
  • Develop and communicate Profit and Loss statements
  • Present recommended projects to the board(s) and work with authors to review projects
  • Assist with development of new scholarly lists
  • Develop pool of peer reviewers appropriate for an interdisciplinary list in social justice studies and community engagement
  • Manage to ensure contract terms for delivery date, permissions and manuscript technical requirements are met by authors
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure on-time digital and print publication of projects
  • Represent the University at academic, industry and community meetings and events
  • Plan and conduct campus visits to key social justice institutes in order to build awareness of the Press’s publishing mission and unique program
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of three (3) years of experience. Experience must be in related fields of academic and/or scholarly publishing
  • Demonstrated expertise with managing and building a peer reviewer network, managing authors and series editors, creation of fiscally responsible P/L’s, negotiating contracts, providing author guidance in all aspects of the publishing process
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and networking skills; strong Microsoft Office and Adobe skills
  • Ability to create and follow deadlines and work with production, marketing and sales teams
  • Previous experience signing 15+ scholarly peer-reviewed publications per year.Ability to create a plan to acquire 15+ new original scholarly books per year written by authors and editors which align with the press's intention to invite and cultivate a list of authors and editors representing all forms of diversity and drawing from all disciplines throughout the world
  • Broad vision of both author and user experience and ability to envision, guide and develop rich media and interactive publications, leveraging the robust library initiatives including the institutional repository, digital scholarship and publishing services
  • Demonstrated expertise developing individual manuscripts from the acquisitions stage through publication
  • Collaborative approach to working with team. which includes both part-time business staff and freelance production and marketing staff
  • Experience creating new scholarly lists based on assessment of needs and gaps within existing fields of scholarly publishing
  • Experience commissioning and publishing regional books
  • Journals experience a plus
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Strategic Thinking/Management
  • Results Focused
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Interpersonal Skills
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Acquisitions Editor, Serials & Handbooks Resume Examples & Samples

  • Good negotiation skills
  • Customer and market focused
  • Solves problems and analyzes issues
  • Decisive
  • Builds relationships Demonstrates core technical and professional skills required within business context
  • Experience with MS Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience in a similar role in publishing
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Senior Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Completion of a university degree
  • Successful track record of no less than 3 years in an acquisitions environment
  • Skills/knowledge/abilities
  • Proficient with computers; including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer and PowerPoint
  • Adaptable and creative problem-solver and team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • A systematic approach to setting priorities and time management
  • A high level of stamina with the capacity to successfully work under pressure and manage many projects simultaneously
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure the authors have obtained permissions for all material owned by others
  • Check the front matter of all submitted manuscripts (title page, table of contents and, if applicable, acknowledgments, dedication, preface, and introduction)
  • Check that submitted manuscripts include appropriate notes, bibliographies, etc
  • PC and Mac proficient, proficiency with MS Word
  • Good knowledge of the web and web research
  • Office organization and multi-tasking
  • Phone and voicemail
  • ACU Press Workflow
  • Experience and familiarity with word processing and creative software
  • Ability to relate well to professional academics and scholars
  • Ability to manage and maintain multiple projects; a “think on your feet” mentality; ability to take ownership of various tasks
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • BA/BS required; background in Science preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific publishing with books and/or journals
  • Experience managing large, complex publishing projects
  • Experience commissioning and managing external academic Editorial Boards in scientific publishing
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop deep discipline and market knowledge to drive product development decisions for portfolio while assessing global market demand for both print and digital opportunities across the portfolio
  • Scout for and sign new authors to build strong future product pipeline
  • Create strong author relationships with both existing and new authors by working closely with them to outline a vision for each product
  • Conduct ongoing market research including face-to-face meetings and focus groups with customers on college campuses nationwide
  • Analyze product reviews and market feedback and decide best solutions for our customers that drive growth
  • Create P&Ls and manage overall portfolio budget
  • Manage revisions and new product development
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing on revision plans, sales presentations and tools, etc
  • Travel as needed for focus groups, conferences, events, and campus visits to develop market insights, strengthen educator community network and drive revenue performance
  • BA/BS
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Highly analytical with the ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints into actionable plans
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively for a diverse audience
  • Intellectually curious with a passion for solving customers problems
  • Creative problem solver who uses data to inform decisions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel 25%-50% of the time (seasonally based) to colleges and universities, sales conferences and industry conferences
  • 2+ years experiences in higher education markets, ideally in editorial or acquisitions related areas
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Acquisitions Editor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Commission authors and editors to oversee print and online publishing projects in palliative care and emergency medicine
  • Work with academic advisers and editors to develop strategic publishing plans for monographs, edited treatises, and major print and online works
  • Work closely with US and UK counterparts in editorial and marketing; share strategy for UK/US collaboration and products; brainstorm ideas with the digital development group for the continued growth of online products
  • Acquire a mix of new projects, as well existing core copyrights in need of updating; guide all projects from development of initial proposal, through external review and internal approval to the preparation of budgets and contracts
  • Assume responsibility for all pipeline and front list management and act as the point person for authors
  • Represent the department and project within OUP and at relevant academic conferences
  • Identify and evaluate print and online publishing and distribution opportunities, analyze competition, and conduct market research
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Medical Publishing group by focusing on new areas that we’re well positioned to market and promote, focusing on existing core lists so that OUP remains a key player in the relevant field, and identify growth opportunities for the continued development of your lists and the lists of the department
  • Work closely with marketing, sales, content operations and all other groups within Oxford University Press to ensure competitive costs are achieved, to meet minimum gross-margin goals, to ensure a healthy surplus department wide, and to manage and maintain the overall profitability of the publishing programs
  • A four-year degree
  • 3-5 years editorial experience and a proven track record of commissioning are required
  • Candidates will have a familiarity with relevant scholarship in the field, and an established network of contacts and advisors
  • Familiarity with trends in digital research, scholarship, and publishing is preferred
  • Project management aptitude/experience
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly/effectively both verbally and in writing