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Acquisitions Editor-Alpha Books  
  posted: Aug. 20, 2014
 Offered by: 
Penguin Group (USA)
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental, 401K
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
Indianapolis, IN
 Requirements: 
Alpha Books is currently looking for an Acquisitions Editor to conceptualize 10 new book ideas per year, secure and cultivate outside resources necessary to transform those ideas into finished books, and manage those books from inception to publication. This person will also secure suitable writers, photographers, illustrators, and other necessary resources for each book, as well as ensure that the writers are delivering high quality material in a timely manner.

Alpha Books publishes the popular Idiot's Guides series for beginning learners in nearly all non-fiction categories as well as other original non-fiction highly visual how-to titles for adults who seek to learn new skills or enrich their lives. Be a part of the continued growth and success of Alpha’s line of books.

Additional responsibilities include:
1. Collaborating with internal editors and designers to develop the vision for each book
2. Leading all planning sessions whereby editors, designers, and writers collaborate to map out the detailed visual/editorial plan for each book
3. Establishing and maintaining the schedule for each project
4. Attending photo shoots as necessary to ensure the vision of the book is being executed
5. Writing and/or editing cover copy, sales sheets, and other related materials

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
- 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum of 1 year prior trade acquisition experience or related experience
- Established author/agent contacts
- Ability to build and maintain relationships
- Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
- Excellent project management and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Familiarity with contracts
- Proficiency with Google docs, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat
 About Our  
Company: 
Penguin Group (USA) LLC is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 Contact: 
Human Resources
 E-mail: 
 Special  
Instructions: 
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.
Job #  10346
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