Job opening detail :
Acquisitions Editor
posted: Mar. 5, 2018
Offered by:
Hay House
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Job Summary
This position requires a motivated and creative person with a passion for all things related to spirituality, New Age, self-help, and wellness who will seek out new authors and trends.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Research emerging trends, experts, and comparative and competitive books to ensure HH is on the leading edge
• Develop a network of contacts that can be tapped for project ideas
• Work closely with developmental editors
• Evaluate proposals
• Prepare and present titles at weekly acquisitions meetings.
• Meet annual targets for number of new titles acquired
• Work with other members of the product team including PR/Marketing and Sales
• Work with publisher to develop new product types
• Negotiate deals

Skills, knowledge, and Abilities
• 3-5 years in media focused on wellness, self-help, and spirituality
• Experience working with “talent”
• Ability to identify quality content, with a proven eye to recognizing trends
• Strong interest in and knowledge of the company’s core content areas
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Ability to analyze data and run reports to identify trends
• Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organizational and negotiations skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work as part of a team
• PC and Mac skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel
• Bachelor’s degree
About Our  
Hay House is the largest independent publisher of self-help, inspirational and wellness books and products. If you're interested in being part of a dynamic and multi-faceted company specializing in these areas, then look no further.
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