Acquisitions Editor

New York
Mar 19, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Random House Audio Publishing Group, a member of the RH Digital Publishing division, seeks an Acquisitions Editor to join its team. The candidate will report to the Associate Publisher/ Editorial Director and will be primarily responsible for selecting titles and negotiating audio rights for the market-leading adult audio publishing program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to
_ Tracking upcoming titles from both in-house imprints and out-of-house publishers
_ Negotiating audio rights terms with in-house subsidiary rights teams, agents and outside publishers
_ Working closely with the Contracts Manager
_ Negotiating fees for author participation in audiobook recordings where appropriate
_ Purchasing master recordings from UK audiobook publishers

The candidate will also
_ Attend all hardcover imprint launches
_ Present audio titles at seasonal launches and sales meetings
_ Work closely with Production, Marketing and Publicity
_ Assist the Associate Publisher/Editorial Director in general management of the adult audio list
_ Perform periodic strategic analysis of market trends, pricing, competitive publishing

Our requirements
Bachelor's degree, 4-5 years publishing experience, strong negotiating skills and an interest in the audiobook business

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

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