- 4-year degree and five years’ experience as an editor; demonstrated track record in publishing titles that make a major intellectual and financial contribution.
- Demonstrated superior judgment and editorial knowledge with the ability to evaluate, identify, create, and develop book concepts.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, make critical decisions, negotiate, follow through on projects, meet deadlines, and take creative risks.
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to network and build key relationships with authors and others in the publishing community, as well as internal colleagues.
- Knowledge of techniques of acquisition, manuscript preparation, and general publishing processes and practices, including the ability to understand and use financial tools to assess the viability of book projects.
- Ability to successfully manage projects through all stages of publishing process and problem solve when needed.
- Previous acquisition experience is desirable.
- Adept with computers, including databases and Microsoft Office.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements, and a résumé, including a list of signings and publications via our online application system.
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