Job opening detail :
Acquiring Editor
posted: Mar. 16, 2020
Offered by:
The Quarto Group
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people!

The Quarto Group is seeking an Acquiring Editor responsible for acquiring and developing minimum of 20 illustrated and design driven titles annually in the areas of cooking, mindfulness, light reference and lifestyle. The Acquiring Editor will work closely with the publisher to define, develop, and execute the books from concept through publishing strategy. The editor will be responsible to maintain a consistent and multi-faceted proposal pipeline in accordance with the publisher and publishing team strategy. Come join our team at our NYC office!

The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

Develop 20+ books and ancillary products annually
Concept, brief, and acquire a steady stream of proposals to propose at regular acquisitions meetings.
Develop timely, on-trend products with strong, well-positioned authors.
Perform continual research to remain on top of trends and competition in the marketplace
Responsible for contract negotiations with authors and agents and P&L on project acquisitions and project development.
Bring the author's expertise and feedback in-house to team meetings (acquisitions, cover/design, sales).
Write marketing materials including Advance Information sheets, jacket copy, and book descriptions.
Do you have the following skills and qualifications?

Manuscript management experience.
Able to work with authors to develop excellent content.
Skilled in understanding book offers, publishing terms, and ability to negotiate.
Previous proven experience in acquisitions IS REQUIRED to be considered for this position.
...then we want to hear from you!

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply
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