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Acquisitions Editor (Adult)
posted: Nov. 15, 2019
Offered by:
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Sourcebooks, an independent publishing house located in Naperville, IL, is creating significant growth because our employees share a belief that books change lives, that hard work and cooperation create momentum, and that new marketplace realities require an entrepreneurial, innovative, and flexible mentality. If you share those beliefs, come drive innovation and growth with us!

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our editorial department as an Acquiring Editor. The editor will provide project and content development of adult nonfiction books and execute a variety of projects for our senior acquisitions team. This growth position allows the employee to make a significant contribution to the adult nonfiction list, sharpen project management and positioning skills, and work with remarkable authors while supporting various department functions and book and product lines.

Responsibilities include:

Identify, solicit and acquire manuscripts for publication in adult nonfiction categories
Substantive development of narrative and prescriptive adult nonfiction within the Sourcebooks imprint, as well as other titles as assigned
All copyediting, database management, and manuscript preparation responsibilities associated with bringing a book to print and digital formats
Act as key liaison between acquisitions editorial and content delivery departments, set schedules and meet aggressive deadlines
Conduct industry and market research to determine marketplace trends, project strength, and competitive positioning
Write catalog, jacket, and marketing copy, and manage updating of data and content to company databases
Coordinate activities for authors and project lines with sales, marketing, and production/design
Manage author, client, agent, and third-party relationships, ensuring proactive, positive, accurate communication
Serve as an instrumental part of acquisitions and development team, offering suggestions for new ideas, concepting partnerships and projects, and delivering readers books that both inform and delight

We are looking for an editor who is ready to create and manage opportunities for growth. The ideal candidate will:

Have 3-5 years of editorial experience at an established publisher.
Be a self-starter. Exhibiting initiative, leadership, and a strong desire to grow in book and product development.
Play well with others. Seriously, we’re a hard-working team who also happen to be pretty nice.
Juggle and coordinate. We want a clear communicator who is detail-oriented, organized and can keep short- and long-term projects on schedules while following through on deadlines.
Love books. This is a must.
About Our  
About Sourcebooks

Sourcebooks is working on creating the next generation of a book publishing company. We thrive on our collaborative culture and are guided by the talents, passions, and innovations of more than 140 enthusiastic book-loving employees who are dedicated to finding new ways to connect with authors, readers, and ideas. We publish more than 350 new titles each year and are honored to have 75+ New York Times bestsellers. We are doing some great things and plan to do more!

Sourcebooks is an equal opportunity employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Tanqueray Hart
New York or Naperville
If you are interested in being a part of this creatively driven, growing team, please submit a cover letter of interest and include your salary requirements.
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