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Senior Acquisitions Editor - Chinese Speaking

A fantastic opportunity has come up in a global scientific publisher with offices based in central London to join their editorial team as a Senior Acquisitions Editor - Chinese speaking.

The role will be split between editorial responsibilities with market research as well across Maths, engineering and physics. Working as part of a team, the successful Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for:

  • Acquiring new titles as well as new editions of backlist titles
  • Negotiating contracts with authors and contributors
  • Building up a network of personal contacts and developing relationships
  • Creating product proposals with an understanding of costings
  • Developing acquisition plans by identifying trends in the market
  • Working with the marketing team to devise promotional strategies
  • Ensuring close communication with all internal departments

We're looking for someone with fluent Chinese as well as previous STM book publishing experience and an expertise in any of the fields. If you've been identifying and reaching out to potential authors with acquisitions experience, do get in touch!

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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Senior Acquisitions Editor - Chinese Speaking

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, STM
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Acquisitions