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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.

  • Prepares editorial correspondence, contracts, and other documents regarding yearly publishing activity.
  • Maintains departmental database and prepares reports for editorial management.
  • Works closely with a higher-level editor on the development of 1-2 book lists and signs 8-12 books per year.
  • Communicates with potential authors and guides authors through the proposal and 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.
  • May travel to scholarly meetings, conferences, and universities to meet with prospective authors or advisors or to serve as exhibitor/sales representative.
  • Assists a higher-level editor with any of the above.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.

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