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Acquisitions Editor

Publication or Company 
Industry  Book Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Hackensack, NJ
Job Requirements The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effective business communication skills, commercial acumen, and a real team-spirit.
About Our Company World Scientific Publishing Company, a well-established international STM company, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Acquisitions Editor to look after its engineering and/or chemistry lists

The primary responsibilities of this position will include:

1. Acquire book content
- Commission new titles and new editions of key backlist titles that meet designated profitability standards to maintain a steady and profitable revenue stream;
- Prepare, negotiate and finalize contracts on terms acceptable to both the publisher and to authors, editors, and contributors;
- Build up a personal network of academic contacts to identify authors, reviewers and potential textbook adopters;
- Develop dynamic and ongoing relationships with authors, contributors, and key advisers by consistent communication via e-mail, phone, conferences and campus visits.

2. Market research and teamwork
- Develop acquisition plans and identify relevant trends and market demographics to expand the company's publication program; Maintain a solid understanding of the markets, the competitors and the end users;
- Work as part of a publishing team to create, implement and track projects by maintaining close communication with colleagues in editorial, production, marketing and sales to ensure timely and profitable publications;
- Work with colleagues in marketing and sales to conduct market research and devise promotion strategies;
- Contribute to the successful running of the editorial team and books program by undertaking other departmental tasks as required.