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Acquisitions Editor

Are you deeply passionate about literature and the world of audio content? Do you possess a talent for negotiation and thrive in collaborative environments? Our client is in search of an Acquisitions Editor to join their team . If you're enthusiastic about bringing captivating stories to life through audio and eager to leave your mark in the publishing realm, this role is tailor-made for you.

As an Acquisitions Editor, you will play a pivotal role in delivering a diverse and commercially successful range of audio content that seamlessly aligns with our client's publishing strategy. The role will include a number of engaging responsibilities, including:

  • Curating and Acquiring: You will be the driving force behind securing audio rights from literary agents, authors, and publishers, ensuring alignment with our client's strategic publishing objectives.
  • Building Relationships: Cultivate and maintain strong business connections with authors, agents, and publishers.
  • Forecasting Opportunities: Utilise provided training to develop insightful sales and margin forecasts, aiding in the evaluation of potential opportunities and decision-making.
  • Negotiating Strategically: Take charge of negotiating contract terms that are mutually beneficial and ensure satisfaction for all parties involved.
  • Managing Detailed Publishing: Collaborate closely with the supply chain and the broader team to create meticulous publishing schedules, ensuring a smooth production process.
  • Crafting Compelling Copy: Adapt book blurbs and support publicity efforts to ensure each acquired title receives the attention it deserves.
  • Guiding the Creative Process: Oversee the casting of narrators and cover artwork, ensuring alignment with both company and author visions.
  • This opportunity requires individuals with a fervent passion for literature and a keen interest in the world of audio content. The ideal candidate possesses robust expertise in negotiation and contract management, ensuring optimal agreements. Exceptional communication skills are key to establishing valuable relationships, while meticulous attention to detail and superb organisational abilities guarantee no aspect is overlooked.

A touch of creativity is essential for crafting compelling marketing strategies and engaging copy. The candidate's collaborative spirit thrives within dynamic team environments. Familiarity with the publishing industry is advantageous. If you're ready to immerse yourself in a world of literary exploration, negotiation finesse, and creative collaboration, we eagerly await your application.

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.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

Acquisitions Editor

Inspired Selection, East Midlands
Full-time, Permanent
Acquisitions, Audio, Editorial, Editor

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