1. Responsible for acquiring approximately 15-25 titles per year. 2. Reviews and assesses publishing potential of submitted projects and proposals and/or commissions new projects for the list. Prepares proposals for Acquisitions Panel and Publications Committee. 3. Manages the program's list and its revenue forecasts for each publishing season by controlling the timely submission, acceptance, and transmittal of manuscripts in order to meet targeted revenue goals. Ensures future publishing seasons are appropriately filled with the right mix and quantity of new titles. 4. Manages manuscript progress and publication process (for art titles) and work closely with the author to improve content, tone, and style of manuscript. Recommends revisions to author and ensures they are properly incorporated into final manuscript. 5. Researches and identifies key authors in the field, with the goal of developing a list of the highest scholarly standards; meets authors; develops and commissions projects. Attends scholarly conferences to meet with authors, attends academic panels to scout potential books, and networks with potential authors who are scholars in the field. 6. Researches, selects, and manages the commissioning of scholarly reviews of manuscripts. Manages the peer review process, taking primary responsibility for relationships with authors, advisory board, and outside readers. 7. Manages the preparation of manuscript logs, art logs where applicable, and related publishing databases as necessary to track budgets related to books, reviews, honoraria, and list signings within assigned disciplines. Also manages the maintenance of an organized system of tracking manuscripts, art for reproduction and accompanying permissions as needed, reviews, and other relevant materials in existing databases. 8. Manages the preparation of manuscripts and accompanying materials for release to editing and production departments, including management of permissions for copyrighted illustrations and literary passages; tracks manuscript progress through departments; supervises acceptance checklists and contract compliance. 9. Works as part of a team to develop effective promotional/sales strategies and material; manage author's expectations; present titles at in-house pre-production, launch, and sales meetings. 10. Monitors expenditures to ensure book budgets are met. Ensures timely payment of expenses including reviewer honoraria, advance payment, and fees. 11. Identifies subvention sources and supervises the preparation of grant applications. 12. Experiments with and develops new digital products for the list and creatively modifies traditional book projects to fit new needs of digital customers. Keeps pace with industry-wide developments; adapts to changing business practices and market conditions as needed; uses foresight in acquiring books for rapidly changing marketplace. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: 8 or more years of publishing or related experience preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 8 or more years of publishing or related experience preferred.
Posting Position Title: Senior Editor
Required Skill/ability 3: Experienced supervising and managing editorial staff.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Yale Press Senior Editor, Science
Required Skill/ability 1: Established track record in publishing top-tier scientists, scholars, and popular science writers.
Required Skill/ability 2: Established international network of academics, journalists, agents, and other public figures writing on or about the sciences.
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of four years publishing experience in editorial acquisitions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 60009BR
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