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Senior Acquisitions Editor, Global Business
posted: Oct. 7, 2019
Offered by:
Georgetown University Press
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Washington, DC

The creative and experienced Senior Acquisitions Editor will establish a list in business, especially in global business. S/he will become a vital member of the press staff, responsible for planning acquisitions, developing relationships with potential authors and editors, and contracting 15- 20 new book projects annually. Reporting to the Director of the Press, the Senior Acquisitions Editor has duties that include but are not limited to:

*Develops relationships with current and potential authors and editors to acquire 15 - 20 new books annually in the field of business.
*Travels regularly to scholarly meetings and campuses to serve as the public face of the press in the field of business and builds relationships with new and current authors.
*Works with book series editors and collaborate directly with authors to acquire manuscripts for the press.
*Proactively commissions and seeks out book projects and authors.
*Monitors author delivery schedules and works with the editorial & production and marketing & sales staff to ensure a smooth publishing process.
*Analyzes acquisition projects to determine potential sales and financial viability, presenting projects to the Publishing Committee and Faculty Editorial Board for publication.
*Works closely with the Director to plan and develop strategies for acquisitions.
*Negotiates terms of author, editor, and contributor contracts.

*Bachelor's Degree
*3-5 years' experience as Acquisitions Editor; 5-7 years preferred
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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Georgetown University Press
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