Editor, Acquisitions (Economics and Political Science)
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- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours
Responsible for increasing company profitability via acquisitions of books, journals, and electronic products in the fields of Economics, Political Science, and related subject areas that are consistent with the company's reputation as a high quality, high level publisher. Involves extensive author contact, proposal review, contract negotiation, preparation of manuscripts for production, promotional planning and monitoring of sales, budget and financial planning, long range planning for growth and development of the program and management of editorial support staff.
Specific responsibilities include:
?Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions and editorial development policy in books, journals, and electronic products through correspondence, meetings and campus visits, academic and professional conferences, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Approximately 20% 50% travel required as well as strong initiative and independent functioning.
?Prepares and executes publishing contracts for new and revised products across the spectrum of academic, technical, educational, professional, and reference titles in print and electronic media.
?Manages and expands a portfolio of academic/research journals, providing strategic editorial oversight, frequent interaction with journal editors and editorial boards, monitoring of page budgets and submission flow, analysis and reporting of journal performance, negotiation of contracts and agreements, development of society and association relationships, and coordination across Springer departments.
?Participates in a wide array of corporate initiatives, including open access publishing and social media.
?Maintains and develops a circle of reviewers and advisors and evaluates their judgments.
?Maintains continuous cooperation and dialogues with Springer production, journal editorial office, marketing, sales, and operations departments concerning individual projects, program development, and general questions of mutual interest.
?Maintains communication with US and international editorial counterparts in related subject areas, concerning specific projects as well as long term strategy issues; participates in Global Publishing Conferences and other departmental and inter-departmental meetings.
?Advises book authors on manuscript development and positioning and ensures timely delivery of manuscripts suitable for publication; supervises final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production.
?Discusses, assumes and proposes financial and budgetary plans for program. Ensures that financial reports, status reports, budget forecasts, etc., can be made on the basis of readily available material.
?Develops guidelines, plans, reporting systems, etc., to implement publishing plans. Maintains current status of all projects in the program via reporting system.
?Reviews and discusses new projects and plans with editorial colleagues particularly in overlapping areas.
?Monitors staffing requirements and trains and develops staff.
?Performs related duties as required.
?College degree, with advanced degree preferred, in the specific subject area or related field(s).
?2-4+ years of editorial acquisition or related editorial/publishing experience.
?Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
?Must be willing and able to travel.
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