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Senior Acquisitions Editor - Life Divison

Are you a keen strategist? Plugged into the book trends of today across non-fiction? A globally renown book publisher is looking for a Senior Acquisitions Editor to bring their titles to the fore in the UK. You will be in charge of acquiring titles and building the editorial strategy to expand the list. This role is full-time, permanent and offers hybrid working (3 days a week in London).

For this role, you will be:

  • Acquiring a set number of titles
  • Creating and planning the strategy for the list
  • Presenting proposals for pitch meetings (including profit and loss)
  • Building strong relationships with authors
  • Negotiating throughout acquisition process
  • Commissioning and managing freelancers
  • Overseeing editorial schedule for some projects
  • Reviewing submissions

You will be the eyes and the ears for the editorial direction for this client so you will need to have some acquisition/commissioning experience and an excellent knowledge of the book market and the trends within the life titles. You will have a strong entrepreneurial and proactive mindset with a balance of great analytical but also creative skills. Equally, having the ability to negotiate well and cultivate positive, long-lasting relationships with authors and agents will be key. You will be highly organised and comfortable with delegating tasks.

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 - Life Divison

Acquisitions, Commercial, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Communications, Editorial, Fiction, Non Fiction, Management, Publishing, Trade

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