Job opening detail :
Senior Acquisitions Editor
posted: Sept. 24, 2021
Offered by:
Teachers College, Columbia University
Full Time
New York, NY
Teachers College Press, a member of the Association of University Presses, seeks an experienced Senior Acquisitions Editor to lead content strategy and commission scholarly and professional titles in the field of education (primary focus in early childhood education). Responsibilities include:

• Manage content strategy and commission 25 frontlist titles per year
• Solicit and evaluate new proposals for publication consideration
• Manage pre-contractual workflow, including peer review, in-house evaluation, and presentation of proposals to Editorial Advisory Board
• Prepare financial analyses for all commissioned works
• Perform manuscript content evaluation and development to ensure quality control, alignment with target audience, and sales targets
• Analyze and utilize sales metadata in list-building
• Stay abreast of developments in field through relevant publications, online and traditional media outlets, conferences, lectures, and webinars
• Maintain awareness of competitors' lists
• Collaborate with academics and series editors to evaluate proposals and mss. and to develop the lists.
• Coordinate content workflow with colleagues in acquisitions, marketing, and production to ensure successful frontlist strategy and rollout
• Conference and occasional campus travel required

Minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: Ten years' experience in scholarly and professional book publishing.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience acquiring in education, and/or teaching experience


Application instructions: Please apply through the Teachers College Careers Website at:

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our three core areas of expertise: education, health and psychology. Teachers College as an institution has long been committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment.
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