Acquisitions Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 19, 2014
Closes
Apr 18, 2014
Category
Publishing
Role
Other
Duration
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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For more information, please visit our web site at:
http://careers.randomhouse.com




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