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Acquisitions Editor - Engineering

A leading international, independent publisher of STEM books & journals is looking to appoint an experienced Acquisitions Editor to join their books publishing team.

Publishing around 600 titles per year and about 140 journals, this prestigious company has many of its books as recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions.  This role can be worked remotely or as a hybrid office working role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring new titles and new editions of key backlist titles on Engineering topics
  • Creating proposals including costing and pricing suggestions; portfolios management
  • Preparing, negotiating and finalising contracts on acceptable terms
  • Developing personal network of academic contacts
  • Maintaining positive collaborative relationships with existing/potential authors, reviewers, contributors, key advisers, and potential textbook adopters
  • Monitoring demands of market forces, advising on future trends, risks, and opportunities


  • Substantial prior relevant publishing experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ability to build, nurture and manage potential authors
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as a team
  • Ability in managing multiple projects simultaneously amid tight deadlines.

If you would like further information on this interesting new role, please send your CV with a brief cover note outlining your interest and salary expectations.

Acquisitions Editor - Engineering

Redwood, London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Professional, STM
Editor, Editorial, Acquisitions
Salary description: 
Attractive salary and benefits package.

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