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ACQUISITIONS EDITOR (G-05-19)
, a trade division of
Rowman & Littlefield
, is seeking an Acquisitions Editor for the
imprint at our office in Guilford, Connecticut where this position is located.
imprint publishes regional books that embody the unique spirit of a state or region. Topics include iconic brands and people, travel, history, lore, lifestyle, culture, food, and cooking.
Signing approximately 30 books per year that advance strategic and financial goals.
Generating new regional book ideas, evaluating submitted proposals, soliciting market feedback, presenting proposals to an editorial board, and negotiating publishing agreements.
Working with authors from concept to transmittal to ensure publications that meet high editorial standards and prove successful in the market.
Overseeing the publishing process for each title, including serving as primary liaison with the production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments.
Managing ongoing relationships with current and future publishing partners and assuming responsibility for books already under contract.
Presenting books at sales meetings.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in English or related field.
Five plus years of editorial experience.
Strong interest in non-fiction regional book topics.
Exceptional editorial vision, judgment, and market savvy.
A collegial approach and ability to work well with others in editorial, production, and marketing as well as with authors.
An ability to manage deadlines and work independently.
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
Experience selecting photography and conceptualizing cover designs.
Excellent negotiation skills.
About Our Company:
Rowman &am; Littlefield—an independent publisher with an outstanding reputation—publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, Connecticut, and London.
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