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Organization: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Date Posted: 1/31/2018
City: Nashville
Location: Tennessee
Country: United States
Primary Category: Acquisitions/Author Relations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

Job Summary:


Associate Acquisitions Editor is a great position for someone with a desire to be a part of determining which books and what authors to publish. It involves working with the Associate Publishers and Publisher to identify, research, present, and facilitate the acquisition of books for Tommy Nelson, Nelson Gift, and Zondervan Gift.  We are looking for a team player who understands market trends, recognizes compelling content and can identify with the Christian audience.



Essential Responsibilities:


Editorial and Author Relations

  • Process submissions (review and respond to manuscripts)

  • Identify potential acquisitions and prepare documents for Editorial Board, including creating agendas, handling logistics, and taking notes

  • May interface with authors directly in regard to proposals and deal points



  • Pull strong comparable titles and sales histories

  • Manage the SEO keyword and BISAC process



  • Write catalog copy for approximately 60 titles per year

  • Write pub board proposals on schedule for bi-weekly meetings


Project Management

  • Write back cover copy

  • Work with authors and agents via phone and email

  • Assist acquisitions editors and associate publishers or publisher in creating high-profile publishing offers



  • Work with Associate Publishers to support the acquisitions process

  • Assist in entering book information into metadata information system

  • Maintain expense reports and complete monthly statements

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