World Scientific Publishing Company, a well-established international STM company, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Acquisitions Editor to look after its business and management lists.
The primary responsibilities of these positions will include:
1. Acquire book content
� Commission new titles and new editions of key backlist titles that meet designated profitability standards to maintain a steady and profitable revenue stream;
� Prepare, negotiate and finalize contracts on terms acceptable to both the publisher and to authors, editors, and contributors;
� Build up a personal network of academic contacts to identify authors, reviewers and potential textbook adopters;
� Develop dynamic and ongoing relationships with authors, contributors, and key advisers by consistent communication via e-mail, phone, conferences and campus visits.
2. Market research and teamwork
� Develop acquisition plans and identify relevant trends and market demographics to expand the company�s publication program; Maintain a solid understanding of the markets, the competitors and the end users;
� Work as part of a publishing team to create, implement and track projects by maintaining close communication with colleagues in editorial, production, marketing and sales to ensure timely and profitable publications;
� Work with colleagues in marketing and sales to conduct market research and devise promotion strategies;
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effective business communication skills, commercial acumen, and a real team-spirit.
Please apply in writing with a full CV and salary history a must. No phone call please.