Job opening detail :
Lifestyles, Crafts & Hobbies Acquisitions Editor (Remote considered)
posted: June 16, 2022
Offered by:
Dover Publications
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible hours
Full Time
Garden City, NY
As an Acquisitions Editor, you play an important role on our team and will be responsible for executing the publishing strategy within the lifestyles, crafts and hobbies general trade publishing program. Specifically, the position will develop editorial content in line with the agreed up on editorial direction in order to meet defined revenue objectives. The Acquisitions Editor must analyze data to identify markets and create books to reach the target audience.

How you'll make a difference:

• Product P&L responsibility and accountability for owning and delivering revenue and profitability to the company
• Research potential publication ideas, including trends in the market to maximize our advantage
• Acquire new titles to sell through retail and direct-to-consumer sales channels
• Develop new book ideas, including an overall vision for the book, a working outline where applicable and sales channels
• Innovate new product types, both single title and series
• Collaborate with marketing and sales colleagues and garner author promotional support
• Identify select titles to be reprinted which have gone out of print with their original publishers and work with authors on corrections, revisions, and updates
• Negotiate deals and contracts with authors and/or author estates
• Communicate the vision and direction for the acquired book to its editor and see that vision through to the final product
• Partner with art and marketing to develop support materials and product packaging concepts
• Work closely with other departments throughout the organization including Production, Editorial, Art, Sales and Marketing

Your experience and expertise:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 1+ years of relevant experience
• Strong sense of contemporary culture, trends and potential niches
• Ability to analyze market data and sales trends
• Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve and coordinate with other department
• Demonstrated and constructive approach to meeting and resolving challenges
About Our  
Dover Publications, a division of Lakeside Book Company, is an American book publisher that specializes in reissues of books that are out of print from their original publishers. Since our founding in 1941, we’ve built our reputation by offering remarkable products at amazing prices. We love scouring used bookstores for rare and used books that are in need of a refresh.

What we offer you:

• Your safety is our top priority – we have COVID-19 safe practices
• Paid time off
• Benefits
• 401k with a company match
• Growing business with a strong future
Kristin Goetze
1325 Franklin Avenue, #250
Garden City, NY 11530
Please send your resume and cover letter to me directly at:

Thank you for your interest!
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