Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Senior Acquisitions Editor who will be responsible for acquiring books in the field of Health and Wellness in a proactive and entrepreneurial way. The Senior Acquisitions Editor will join a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute. The Editor commissions book projects, reviews book proposals and manuscripts, and selects projects for publication in conjunction with the Press's editorial committees. This position will help to ensure that the Press is a leader in connecting people to the most trusted knowledge from global researchers, scholars, and educators.
The Press is committed to honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to publish courageously, - giving voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.
A Senior Acquisitions Editor is an accomplished editor who reports to the Editorial Director. They are an experienced publishing professional responsible for the selection, review, and publication of excellent books within that editor's field of interest, and also takes responsibility for special programs or projects of the Acquisitions Department. The Senior Acquisitions Editor.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Is the Press's content expert within their field and is recognized within the field as a resource for authors, scholars, and students.
Informs and supports the Press's objective of publishing books that will reflect high intellectual quality and realistic profitability, as well as helping inform the Press's evolution within the industry.
Represents the needs of readers and authors within the field, as they build a coherent list of titles for general readers.
Performs periodic data-driven competitive analyses of his or her field.
Commissions and develops works of significant interest to the Press.
Establishes and tends key series in the field and works with series editors to extend the Press's reach into new subfields.
Negotiates contracts with authors, agents, translators, foreign rights agents, developmental editors, and illustrators to produce the best possible book projects.
Takes the initiative to seek out grant funding for projects, establish relationships with scholarly associations, and launch new initiatives in consultation with the Editorial Director.
Works collaboratively with staff in Manuscript Editing, Design, and Production, Marketing, and Finance to ensure that books are published to the highest appropriate standards.
Participates in significant ways in professional communities associated with the editor's field, in the university community of Johns Hopkins, and among the community of scholarly publishers.
Mentors other editors, acquisitions assistants, acquisitions associates, assistant editors, interns, and student workers as appropriate.
Represents the Press at academic meetings and book exhibits.
Weave equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Five (5) years of related publishing experience required.
Strong track record of acquisitions in the field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven analytic ability.
Ability to work with academic authors.
Knowledge of the higher education community.
Knowledge and demonstrated engagement of the publishing industry, particularly scholarly publishing.
Advanced Degree, preferred.
Demonstrated experience acquiring trade books for publication and building book lists of national reputation.
Outstanding research, writing, speaking, and presentation skills. Exceptional editorial, business, and negotiation skills. Knowledge of publishing arrangements, contracts, peer review, and copyright. The position requires deep engagement with academic and medical communities and a sophisticated and lively involvement with current research agendas and literatures in the fields acquired, along with the ability to forge strong and positive relationships with prospective and current authors and series editors in those fields.
Extensive communication and collaboration are required with academics, authors, series editors, press colleagues, and other stakeholders. Deals with confidential information and/or issues (including peer reviews and publishing agreements) using discretion and judgment.
Further, a Senior Acquisitions Editor has a consistent pattern of signing excellent books (demonstrated by reviews, awards, sales records, and other measures) and building a list of national renowned. Senior Acquisitions Editors are thought-leaders in their field, demonstrated by their speaking, writing, and service in their field.
Classified Title: Acquisitions Editor Working Title: Senior Acquisitions Editor Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Min/Mid/Max Salary Range: $71,230/ $97,880/ $124,510 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000121-Books Acquisitions Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
This position may require travel to campus in Washington, DC and/or domestic/international conferences.
This position may be 100% remote.
This position does not offer sponsorship.
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency may be permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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