Editor- Apple, Maker & IoT

Springer Nature, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

The Editor, Apple, Maker & IoT, is responsible for the acquisition and the ongoing management of a portfolio of 25-30 books covering everything related to Maker and Apple development, as well as periphery mobile development topics and related tech areas. These include but are not limited to Swift, Xcode, ARKit, app development for Apple devices, and more. On the Maker-side of the portfolio, key topics include Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, fashion tech, Robotics, and LEGO Mindstorms. The editor will pro-actively approach qualified authors to write books on the latest developments in all these areas. Titles acquired by the Editor should be of consistent high quality and in line with Apress’ reputation as a high-quality publisher of technology and business books. In addition to the book acquisition, the editor will work on multi-media products in the before-mentioned areas as well. This can include stand-alone videos or video courses, as well as enhancements to eBooks such as flashcards.

The position involves extensive author contact, as well as proposal review, contract negotiation, acquisition of manuscripts for production, overview of the manuscript to ensure Apress standards, promotional planning and long-range planning for growth, and development of the Maker and Apple development publishing lines. Travel within the US and internationally is required, when appropriate.
Specific responsibilities include:
Acquire and publish approximately 25-30 books and videos in the Maker and Apple development topic areas
Create, implement and maintain a publishing plan for the different areas within the publishing portfolio
Pursue an active and efficient acquisitions policy, requiring strong initiative and independent functioning
Maintain continuous cooperation and dialogue with marketing, promotion, and production concerning individual projects as well as general questions of mutual interest
Prepare, negotiate, and execute publishing contracts
Work with authors to ensure timely delivery of book manuscripts
Develop a network of technical reviewers and advisors that can be called upon for advice and reviews
Maintain communication and a strong working relationship with editorial counterparts in the US, the UK, and India related to specific immediate questions as well as long-term strategy questions
Review and discuss new projects and plans with editorial colleagues, particularly in overlapping areas
Job Requirements:     
BA degree or equivalent
Strong affinity with/a natural interest in the tech industry
At least 2-3 years of publishing experience, ideally in tech or in academic publishing is strongly preferred (but candidates without publishing experience but with a background in tech in a commercial role will be considered) 
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Must be able to work to strict deadlines and ensure delivery from multiple teams
Must be willing and able to travel to conferences and events, when appropriate and as required
Flexible/hybrid working 3 days in office and two days at home
Apress is a publisher dedicated to meeting the information needs of developers, IT professionals, and tech communities worldwide. Our high-quality, practical content helps technology professionals at all levels increase the skills they need to advance in their day-to-day work. Key topics on our list of over 3,000 titles include data analytics, databases, open source, web development, Java, Python, Apple & Swift, and Apress’ well-known line of Microsoft and .NET titles.

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