Job opening detail :
Senior Acquisitions Editor - Remote
posted: Feb. 23, 2021
Offered by:
Beaming Books
Full Time
Minneapolis, MN
The Senior Acquisitions Editor is responsible for acquiring 15 children’s trade books per year that fulfill Beaming Books’ mission of helping kids thrive, for ages 0-12 and up, in categories including board book, picture book, middle grade, and young adult.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain a broad network among authors, illustrators, and agents.
• Solicit and evaluate proposals and manuscripts.
• Present proposals to internal teams and prepare supporting materials to aid acquisitions decisions.
• Facilitate contract negotiation with authors, illustrators, and agents.
• Edit acquired manuscripts for quality, brief illustrators, and prepare book projects for production.
• Review illustrations and books proofs
• Brief covers
• Provide book information and metadata to marketing, sales, and publicity departments to aid in the promotion of books.
• Serve as an author and illustrator’s primary point of contact through the editorial process.
• Acquire books that help Beaming Books meet financial targets.
• Collaborate with the Beaming Books editorial team to provide expertise and collaboration as needed.

• Commitment to 1517 Media mission, vision, and values.
• Commitment to Beaming Books’ mission of helping kids thrive.
• Desired education and experience:
• 5+ years of experience as an acquisitions editor for a trade children’s publishing imprint, with track record of success in acquisitions and editorial work
• Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Awareness of industry trends in children’s publishing.
• Strong editorial judgment and ability to identify books that will meet financial targets.
• Strong negotiating and problem-solving skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Familiarity with basic financial statements and reporting.
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or related field.
About Our  
1517 Media is a dynamic team of publishing professionals seeking to grow our trade publishing program. We publish high-quality books that nourish souls, ignite minds, and promote the common good. 1517 Media strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for all regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, nation of origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Beaming Books is an imprint of 1517 Media and publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive in every part of who they are—emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With topics ranging from self-esteem to kindness, ethics, and faith, our books are designed to spark the imagination and equip kids and families to live full and flourishing lives, together.
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