Our client, a leading professional publisher based in Birmingham are looking for an Acquisitions Manager to join their team responsible for overseeing the commissioning of author talent in the technology space. Reporting to the Product Manager, you would have direct responsibility for overseeing a high volume of book outlines and developing new opportunities for growth within the publishing programme.
Acting as the voice of the customer, the Acquisitions Manager will be responsible for improving the overall quality of the author selection and will assess and sign off book outlines. You will also build strong relationships with Acquisition Editors and support them in their coaching and training. Technology is super important within this professional publisher so the Acquisitions Manager should also be aware of market changes and developments in the industry.
This role is ideal for a critical thinker able to identity weaknesses in a book publication, able to use firm and diplomatic communication to help authors shape their book. The successful candidate will have a general understanding and natural interest in the technology industry with strong negotiation and communication skills. You will be confident communicating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including authors and will have strong presentation skills - both written and verbal.
For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.
Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.
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