Acquisitions Editor, Computer Books (work from home)

August 22nd, 2013

Apress Media, LLC, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals; They are currently looking for a full time, ,work from home, Acquisition Editor. You would be responsible for  increasing company profitability via acquisitions that are consistent with the company’s reputation as a high quality, first to market publisher.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  •  Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours

Responsibilities:

  • Pursue an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with marketing and business development managers at major computer and business companies, etc. Approximately 15% travel required as well as strong initiative and independent ability to gain and impress new potential authors or providers of software.
  •  Discuss, propose and negotiate financial and budgetary plans with clients and authors to publish books in the program.
  • Utilize guidelines, plans, reporting systems, etc., to implement publishing plans.
  • Prepare and execute publishing contracts.
  • Obtain reviewers and advisors and evaluate their judgments.
  • Maintain current status of all projects in the program. Ensure timely preparation of manuscripts in form suitable for production.
  • Review and discuss new projects and plans with editorial colleagues, particularly in overlapping areas.
  • Initiate marketing support, buybacks and other promotional opportunities with authors, author?s employers or companies with an interest in the publication.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in publishing; editorial acquisitions experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally.

APPLY HERE: Visit their web site at www.springer.com.


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