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Acquisitions Editor

We have a super new opportunity for an experienced Acquisitions Editor to join a leading London based STM publishing organisation, working on their physical sciences and engineering lists.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced acquisitions/commissioning editor looking to take on more responsibility and work on a broad list of titles.  This is a highly responsible role and the successful person will need to demonstrate previous success in this area.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Acquiring new titles and new editions of key backlist titles in the areas of Maths, Physics and Engineering.
  • Negotiate contracts and terms with Publisher, authors, editors and contributors
  • Build a network of academic contacts
  • Develop acquisitions plans and identify relevant trends and market demographics
  • Work as part of the publishing team to create, implement and track projects
  • Create proposals, including costing and pricing suggestions. Update and keep abreast of existing product portfolios

This is a highly desirable Acquisitions role, working for a highly successful and respected publishing organisation and the role requires relevant experience, tenacity and a can-do approach.

The successful person will have:

  • Demonstrable relevant acquisitions/commissioning experience within the areas of physics, engineering and/or maths
  • A Master’s/PhD degree in a scientific subject
  • Experience in identifying and recruiting potential authors
  • Strong negotiating and numeracy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • A can-do approach to your work and a resourceful team player

This role carries an excellent salary and benefits package depending on experience.

For further details, please forward your CV and a short covering letter outlining your interest in the role and your salary expectations to




Acquisitions Editor

Redwood, London
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Professional, STM
Commissioning Editor, Project Management, Acquisitions
Salary description: 
Very attractive salary on offer and company benefits
Demonstrable acquisitions/commissioning experience in the relevant scientific area