Job opening detail :
Acquisitions Editor - Politics, Economics & International Relations
posted: Mar. 1, 2018
Offered by:
Peter Lang Publishing
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Peter Lang is seeking a motivated acquisitions editor to grow and manage our new Politics list in our New York office. The ideal candidate should have a background either in the academia or in academic publishing, preferably with experience in the development and acquisitions of Politics, Economics and International Relations titles.
The Politics/Economics/IR Editor will report directly to the Senior Vice President and will be responsible for acquiring and publishing a program of research monographs, Handbooks, Major Reference Works, and upper-level textbooks for the scholarly market.
Specific responsibilities include:

• Active list development by seeking out new authors and actively researching contemporary ideas and topics of note within the field
• Solicit new project proposals and manuscripts, evaluating them for scholarly merit and commercial viability, offering editorial feedback to potential authors
• Pitch potential projects to the editorial board, considering market, audience, and sales
• Negotiate contracts with authors of accepted project proposals
• Manage process of all projects on the list, including coordinating manuscript delivery, formatting, and production, communicating with authors and series editors, and liaising between internal publishing departments
• Attend academic conferences to commission new projects and promote the Peter Lang brand
• Serve as key user for our database (Klopotek experience desired but not required)
• Other duties, as necessary
• Bachelor’s degree
• 2+ years publishing or equivalent experience, preferably in an acquisitions capacity
• Experience in academia or in an academic publishing environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; strong computer skills and software capabilities a plus
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
About Our  
Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of academic monographs in politics and international relations, the humanities, social sciences in both print and electronic formats.
All books published by the New York office are marketed to libraries worldwide through online and print catalogues, newsletters and publicity fliers, conference displays, social media, book reviews, and other digital marketing.
Megan Madden
29 Broadway
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10006
To apply to this position, email a cover letter and resume to Megan Madden ( with “Peter Lang Politics Editor – YOUR LAST NAME” in the subject line.

No phone calls or faxes, please.
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