POSITION: Senior Acquisitions Editor
DEPARTMENT: University of Georgia Press
The Senior Acquisitions Editor is responsible to the UGA Press's Editor-in-Chief for evaluating, acquiring and transmitting 25-30 high-quality, marketable new manuscripts per year for the University of Georgia Press. While this position has some flexibility in the area of acquisition, its primary focus will be History and/or International Studies (as determined by experience of preferred candidate). Responsible for developing intellectually distinguished and successful lists in History and/or International Studies including but not limited to the following series: Studies in Security and International Affairs; Early American Places; Race and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900; Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South; Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America.
This position also assists the Editor-in-Chief and Director with shaping the Press's overall publishing program and identifying outside funding sources for select projects in need of external support.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
50% Acquire and transmit 25-30 books a year that have scholarly merit and commercial viability and that also support the mission of the Press.
20% Evaluate book proposals (both solicited and unsolicited) and recommend action to the Press's Director and Editor-in-Chief.
10% Attend scholarly meetings and conferences, keeping abreast of developments in the academic fields of acquisition and reporting that information periodically to the Director and Editor-in-Chief and other acquisitions editors.
5% Solicit and evaluate reports from peer reviewers.
5% Prepare estimated cost and revenues for projects under consideration and present to the Press's Editor-in-Chief and Director.
3% Develop and maintain a strong network of Press authors, prospective authors, series editors, and advisers. Serve as positive representative of the Press to the public.
2% Ensure authors' adherence to schedules, formatting guidelines, and permissions requirements in preparing approved manuscripts for transmission to the Editorial Department.
1% Identify sources of outside funding and secure grants to offset publishing expenses.
1% Prepare board reports for presentation to the Press's faculty editorial board. ,
1% Negotiate contracts.
1% Work collaboratively with other departments at the Press to develop effective and timely publishing plans for books acquired.
1% Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the office 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: