Acquisitions Editor

(Remote)  Prominent publisher of computer/technical books has an opening for a full-time Acquisitions Editor. The ideal applicant will have 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role identifying important technical topics and finding high-quality authors and instructors to create books, videos, online courses, and other training materials.


Responsibilities Include:

·         Identifying growing trends in technology

·         Recruiting authors and instructors to create online learning products and books

·         Mentoring potential authors in the preparation of proposals and plans

·         Negotiation of contract terms, royalties and advance payments

·         Day-to-day contact with other members of the team including content editors, marketing, and production

·         Active participation in launch and marketing

·         Managing issues concerning authors, content, and schedule

·         Writing promotional copy.


Requirements/Experience/Skills Include:

·         Ability to judge market of technology topics with a proven track record

·         Experience developing successful online courses is a strong advantage

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities in a diverse community. This acquisitions editor must possess the ability to be charming one moment and demanding the next. Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills are a valuable asset.

·         Strong facilitator, especially in the arts of negotiation and persuasion

·         Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements

·         Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize challenging workloads with moderate supervision

·         Knowledge of publishing processes, procedures, and techniques

·         Knowledge of peer review principles and procedures.

·         This is a remote working role and the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and workload while maintaining a high level of quality output and consistent performance.


Salary:  Competitive                  Job#:  SG-4666