Globe Pequot, located in Guilford, Connecticut, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an Executive Editor who will be responsible for leading and managing the Outdoor Market editorial team, creating and implementing an annual, strategic publishing plan and focusing the team on market growth opportunities while consistently achieving both revenue and profit targets. This a vital leadership position that requires initiative, a disciplined focus on identifying the best opportunities for growth and partnering with the Marketing and Sales teams to develop and effectively sustain innovative and effective growth plans.

The role will focus on the following areas of responsibility: ensure the editorial team’s consistent performance in acquiring trend-setting, market-driven books within the outdoor market; drive consistent editorial category growth with a focus on brand publishing partnerships; manage the team to ensure timely frontlist acquisition while focusing on publishing high caliber books with sustained market potential; develop and implement publishing plans that fully leverage the category’s core content well; lead the on-going initiative to sustain and grow the category’s market position in the local guide market; partner with Marketing in the development and implementation of digital content partnerships that drive significant licensing income; and take responsibility for the mentoring and professional development of the Outdoor Market editorial team.

The Executive Editor will also be responsible for the acquisition and development of 15+ category and lead titles on an annual basis. The on-going development and management of strategic publishing partnerships will be an essential aspect of this role

The Executive Editor will recruit and manage a team to support these objectives while closely partnering across the organization to achieve the Outdoor Market’s publishing and revenue growth objectives. The position reports to the Publisher of Globe Pequot.

Key responsibilities include:
• Lead and manage the Outdoor Market editorial team.
• Achieve category annual growth and profit targets.
• Acquire 15+ titles each year that combine to drive GP’s market leadership and growth performance in the outdoor market.
• Oversee the management of the overall product development plan, budget and schedule.
• Drive innovation, track emerging trends and rising star talent as markets evolve.
• Sustain a thriving marketing network that informs both product and publishing decision-making.

• A proven ability to creatively create and sustain revenue and profit growth in a market category.
• 15+ years of publishing and editorial acquisitions experience.
• A market-based knowledge and seasoned level of experience in the Outdoor Market.
• A track record of building and successfully publishing a list of books in an enthusiast, category market.
• Superb communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a team and with both internal and external brand partners.
• Effective team management and mentoring experience.
• Bachelor degree.

About Our Company

Globe Pequot is an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield 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 Guilford, CT, New York City, Boulder, CO, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield/Globe Pequot
c/o Human Resources
Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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