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Publication or Company Quirk Books
Job Title Acquisitions Editor (Adult Trade)
Industry Book Publishing, Entertainment, Magazine Publishing, Other Publishing
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Philadelphia, PA
Job Requirements Quirk Books is seeking a creative and talented Acquisitions Editor.

Book publishing is changing at warp-speed. The big publishers are getting even bigger. The old business models are collapsing. And the future belongs to small presses that can adapt quickly, respond to a changing marketplace, and (above all!) produce terrific books that people want to read.

Quirk is looking to expand its stellar creative team with the hire of a new Acquisitions Editor. We already publish across a wide range of categories--fiction, history, craft books, children's titles, and more, always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas.

What kinds of weird and wonderful books could you acquire for Quirk?

What You'll Do:
--Acquire, develop, and edit 8 books per year that complement and expand Quirk's publishing program.
--Seek new and innovative approaches to traditional publishing categories.
--Manage all projects from acquisition through publication.
--Participate in all aspects of packaging, marketing, production, and digital adaptation.
--Cultivate relationships with authors, artists, literary agents, and licensing agents.

What You'll Need:
--Ability to conceive projects independently or in conjunction with writers and/or artists.
--At least five to ten years of experience with a trade publisher or literary agency.
--Excellent writing skills.
--Solid network of author/agent contacts.
--Willingness to experiment with a host of print/digital models and formats
--Comprehensive knowledge of publishing industry

About Our Company Quirk publishes 25 books per year and every single title is a labor of love. Our recent successes include the New York Times bestsellers MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. Our sales and distribution are handled by Random House.

Quirk is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. This full-time position offers salary, health/dental/vision benefits, 401k, a casual work environment, and a generous vacation policy. Visit our website at quirkbooks.com.
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