Assistant Acquisitions Editor - Audio Publishing Group

New York
Feb 20, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Random House Audio, part of the Digital Publishing Group, seeks an Assistant Acquisitions Editor to assist the Executive Editor for Children_s acquisitions.

Responsibilities focus on assisting the Executive Editor in acquiring a large list of children_s audio titles. The Assistant Acquisitions Editor will attend editorial meetings, read manuscripts under consideration, negotiate contracts, and work closely with agents and subrights departments, as well as handling special projects, and fielding general queries from the publishing and agent communities.

Additionally, the Assistant Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for administrative support of the audio editorial process -- tracking submissions, working closely with the Managing Editorial group to set up titles in internal systems (SAP) as they are acquired, recording deals, tracking and communicating changes to title specifications, maintaining editorial fields in the Audio group_s FMP database, creating Contract Information Sheets for all outside acquisitions and working closely with the Contracts Department, communicating program specifications to the Random House Audio Producers, and general administrative tasks such as filing, scheduling of meetings, and requesting author copies.

Our requirements
This job is an excellent way to learn and offers an engaging work environment. This position plays a key role in the Random House Audio Editorial Department. Candidates should be self-starters, exceptionally organized and have a strict attention to detail. Strong communication and computer skills are essential. The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently is required.

At least 2 years prior book publishing experience and an interest in the audio format is preferred. When submitting your cover letter online, please express your interest and/or familiarity with audio publishing.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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