Job opening detail :
Senior Acquisitions Editor
posted: Jan. 13, 2022
Offered by:
Teachers College, Columbia University
Full Time
New York, NY
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Description: Teachers College Press seeks an experienced Senior Acquisitions Editor with established contacts in education and the social sciences to lead content strategy and to expand its academic and professional titles in math education, science education, curriculum, and educational leadership.  Responsibilities include:
• Manage content strategy and commission 25 frontlist titles per year
• Use established contacts and academic/professional association outreach to pro-actively network for high-profile authors and book ideas
• Build and sustain strong relationships with existing authors and thought leaders in the field
• 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 and key topics at relevant professional associations
• 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: 7-10 years’ experience in academic and professional book publishing
Superb communication skills
Preferred qualifications:
Acquisitions editorial experience in education and the social sciences
Established relationships with high-profile authors in education and the social sciences
Application instructions: Please apply through the Teachers College Careers web-site 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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