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Assistant Acquisitions Editor


Position is responsible for coordinating correspondence and documentation for acquisitions, acquiring book projects, and participating in the manuscript review and production processes. Position handles fewer acquisitions than higher level editors.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Is responsible for preparation of editorial correspondence, contracts, and other documents regarding yearly publishing activity.
  • Maintains departmental database and prepares reports for editorial management.
  • Communicates with potential authors and guides authors through the proposal submission process.
  • Evaluates proposals and book manuscripts, including engaging with scholars and readers for input, and presents projects to advisory boards or committees for consideration and selection.
  • Prepares manuscripts for publication.
  • Prepares final project budget, negotiates contract terms, and identifies funding sources.
  • Works with other departments, such as sales and marketing, to help ensure the project’s completion and success.
  • Travels to scholarly meetings, conferences, and universities to meet with prospective authors or advisors or to serve as exhibitor/sales representative.
  • May supervise support staff or students.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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