Acquisitions Editor (Adult Trade)
Quirk Books the Philadelphia-based publisher of innovative bestsellers like PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, and THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK -- seeks a creative and talented Acquisitions Editor.What You'll Do:--Acquire, develop, and edit 10 books annually that complement and expand Quirks publishing program. Many titles on Quirk's list are conceived in-house and developed with freelance writers. The Editor should be aware of current trends in popular culture, and must 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 years of experience with a literary agency or a commercial trade book publisher.--Excellent writing skills.--Solid network of author/agent contacts. --Comprehensive knowledge of book publishing.Please send resume, salary history, and a list of notable title acquisitions via email through Media Bistro. Or snail-mail to Human Resources c/o Quirk Books, 215 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.