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Acquisitions Editor

Are you a driven STEM editor looking for more commissioning responsibilities? A prestigious international publisher of scientific books and journals is hiring for an Acquisitions Editor to grow their academic book portfolio across a range of scientific areas.

They are based in Central London but happy to consider hybrid and remote working arrangements.

The Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for:

  • Acquiring new titles in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects
  • Overseeing the full editorial process from commissioning through to publication
  • Managing relationships with authors and other stakeholders such as reviewers, textbook adopters, advisers and contributors
  • Analysing market trends and needs, to identify areas for list development

As this role will be heavily involved in the commissioning and shaping of manuscript, a degree in a STEM discipline is essential, together with previous editorial experience in scientific books.

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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Acquisitions Editor

Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, STM
Acquisitions, Book Services, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Digital Editorial, Digital, Editorial, Publishing, Research

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