ACQUISITIONS EDITOR - PINEAPPLE PRESS (G-03-18)

Pineapple Press, the Florida-based imprint of Globe Pequot, a trade division of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor to acquire new books on topics related to Florida history, nature, biography, style, sports and “All Things Florida”. This acquisitions editor will see titles through all stages of the editing process; collaborate on book design and format; prepare sales materials including tip sheets and catalog copy; and present titles at sales conferences. This position will be located in Florida.

Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualize, develop, and acquire an assigned number of titles that meet standards and market needs, and publish books on-time and within budget
  • Perform industry research and competitor analysis on Florida subjects
  • Prepare sales forecasts and assist with strategizing of future lists
  • Manage book budgets and production schedules
  • Evaluate proposals and manuscripts, and identify well-credentialed authors and fresh voices
  • Negotiate agent, author, and photographer contract terms and enforce schedule deadlines
  • Review text, photos, and maps from the author to ensure manuscripts are written to series guidelines and/or author’s contractual requirements
Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of editorial experience at an adult trade publishing house
  • A proven acquisitions track record (20-25 titles per year)
  • Superior editorial judgment and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A keen understanding of Florida is desired

About Our Company:

Globe Pequot, based in Guilford, Connecticut, is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Under our imprints, including; FalconGuides, Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Taylor Trade, Down East, Travel, Stackpole, TwoDot, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number G-03-18, where you learned of the opening and your salary expectations) to Penny Thomas via email at humanresources@rowman.com.

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

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