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Acquisitions Editor / Apress - Focus on Business and Business Technology titles
Based out of our SoHo, Manhattan campus
The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for the acquisition and the ongoing management of a portfolio of books/ebooks covering business and business technology and related areas. Titles acquired by the Acquisitions Editor should be of consistently high quality, in line with the company's reputation as a high-quality publisher of computing, IT, business, and technical works. The position involves extensive author contact via phone, email, and in person, as well as: proposal review, contract negotiation, acquisition of manuscripts for production, development of the manuscript to meet Apress standards, promotional planning and long-range planning for growth, and development of the program assigned to the Acquisitions Editor. Specific responsibilities include:
The Acquisitions Editor manages a book portfolio of approximately 20-30 titles per year, and may be involved in the development of videos in the field for which he or she is responsible.
Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, required meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Approximately 20%‑30% travel may be required, as well as strong initiative and independent functioning.
Prepares and executes publishing contracts in regard to US product.
Works with authors to assure timely delivery of the book manuscripts.
Maintains and develops a network of tech reviewers and advisors that can be called upon for advice and reviews.
Maintains continuous cooperation and dialogues with marketing, promotion, and production concerning individual projects as well as general questions of mutual interest.
Maintains communication and a strong working relationship with editorial counterparts in the US, the UK, and in India about specific immediate questions as well as long‑term strategy questions. Works with various branches in coordination of the international program.
Develops guidelines and maintains 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.
Any other duties as required by manager.
BA or equivalent
Experience as an acquisitions editor or related editorial/publishing experience, ideally in trade publishing.
Strong affinity with and a natural interest in the business and business tech industry: must be following industry developments closely.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
Must be willing and able to travel to conferences and events.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours
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