POSITION: Acquisitions Editor
DEPARTMENT: University of Georgia Press
The Acquisitions Editor is responsible to the Editor in Chief of the University of Georgia Press for developing intellectually distinguished and successful lists in several fields and/or subject areas, as needed by the University Press, by evaluating and acquiring manuscripts. Acquisitions Editors acquire and transmit 20-25 high-quality marketable new manuscripts per year for the UGA Press in assigned subject areas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
75% Identify suitable authors, artists, and photographers (as applicable) to develop trade titles. Seek out and/or commission new book projects, sometimes in partnership with regional and state organizations. Attend conferences and visit campuses to seek out works in progress. Acquire and transmit 20-25 high-quality, marketable new manuscripts per year.
13% Solicit and evaluate reports from suitable external readers. Prepare projects for presentation to the Press's faculty Editorial Board.
5% Guide authors on project development, revisions and manuscript preparation.
3% Present books to the Press's faculty editorial board at quarterly meetings and via mail ballot in between regularly scheduled meetings.
2% Negotiate contracts in close consultation with the Press's Director and Editor-in-Chief and Contracts Manager.
2% Maintain flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department and organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work: