Editorial Associate II, Acquisitions

United States, North America
May 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Publishers & Presses
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Editorial Associate II, Acquisitions: Participates in the acquisition of new publications in Art, Architecture, Classics, and Film Studies. Assists executive acquisitions editor with new manuscripts and proposals, series titles, imported books, revisions, and translations from review to publication and beyond. Acts as a liaison among acquisitions editors, authors and reviewers as well as with other Press departments (design, editing, production, marketing). Oversees collection of confidential materials in preparation of dossiers for Editorial Committee and Board of Publications. Prepares book estimates, budgets, contracts and proposals. Maintains database of proposals and manuscripts under review. Prepares transmittal materials on new manuscripts for editing, design and production. Evaluates reproduction permissions and illustration programs using Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat and directs authors on the modification and completion of these programs. Proofreads page proofs, catalog and cover copy, and other materials circulated as part of the pre-publication materials for books. May solicit evaluations of proposals and manuscripts for editors. Collaborates with other Editorial Associates and Assistant Editors in Books Acquisitions to assess and refine best practices for departmental workflow. At editors' discretions, may evaluate unsolicited manuscript proposals and provide acquisitions editors with thoughts and recommendations. May travel to scholarly meetings with editor to meet with authors, and may also travel in the place of the editor with responsibility for author meetings. May present projects at Press editorial, transmittal, and Board meetings in editors' absence. Supervises part-time student assistant.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in art history or a related field.

Unit Experience: At least two years of full-time publishing experience required. At least one year of actively vetting and acquiring images and permissions preferred. Facility with scholarly content and communications preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Excellent analytic skills required. Strong proofreading, organizational, word processing, and spreadsheet skills required. Attention to detail; tact required. Ability to handle confidential matters required. Excellent command of written English required. Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style required. Ability to comprehend academic writing required. Ability to focus on complex material for lengthy periods each day required. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously required.