Associate Editor

Apr 01, 2014
May 01, 2014
Kirsten Batalden
Full Time
Adams Media is looking for an Associate Editor to join its acquisitions team. The qualified editor would acquire titles across a number of non-fiction categories, looking for projects that have strong commercial appeal for the trade, digital, and specialty markets. Candidates should have experience in trade publishing and a passion for the industry and innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Acquire 25–30 titles per year. The titles will be a combination of projects received from outside contacts as well as in-house generated ideas, all thoroughly vetted for quality and researched to prove marketability. The Associate Editor will pitch projects to the Publishing Board and work with the team to hone the overall vision of the project.
2.Receive offer approval from the Publisher and negotiate terms with authors and agents.
3.Work with the author and development team throughout the writing process to carry that vision through and ensure the manuscript is submitted on deadline. The Associate Editor will conduct the initial review upon submission and transmit to the development team for further editing.
4.Oversee the manuscript through the editorial and production process, and champion the project to the Sales and Marketing Departments.
5.Work with authors to utilize their traditional and online platforms to reach audiences before and after a book’s release.
6.Complete necessary components of the publishing process such as writing strong marketing copy, generating title design sheets, and submitting payment requests.
7.Continue to investigate current and emerging trends within and outside the book industry. Be willing to take on new initiatives as they come up, and always be on the lookout for the next great initiative.
•Must be able to meet tight deadlines.
•Must be a strong innovator, product developer, communicator, editor, and writer.
•Must be sales/marketplace-driven.
•Must be creative and collaborative.
•Must be familiar with SEO research, Google Analytics, and other trend-discovery tools.
•Must be comfortable working and editing on a Mac.
•Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications.

Specialized Skills/Experience:
•3–5 years experience in the publishing industry, or a related field.
•Existing author and agent contacts preferred.
•Strong market research and analysis skills.
•Skilled at writing marketable copy.

Please include salary requirements and a cover letter. Thanks.

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