Title
ACQUISITIONS EDITOR-ORBIS BOOKS
Employer
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers -ORBIS BOOK
Location
Maryknoll (Ossining), NY
Date Posted
02/27/2012
Description
ACQUISITIONS EDITOR-ORBIS BOOKS
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
Maryknoll, NY (Ossining)

ORBIS BOOKS is the book publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, which has served as the overseas mission outreach of the Catholic Church in the United States for more than 100 years. Founded in 1970, Orbis Books is a leader in religious publishing offering a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission, and current affairs. Publishing 50-60 titles per year, Orbis Books addresses a broad readership of academics, students, clergy and religious, and general readers with books that explore the global dimensions of faith, inviting dialogue with diverse cultures and traditions, and serving the cause of reconciliation and peace.

For more information visit: www.orbisbooks.com

The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for book acquisition, ms. development, and author relations in key publishing areas including undergraduate and academic works in ethics, theology, general biblical studies, missiology, and gender studies, as well as product development for general religious markets. A successful Acquisitions Editor will be able to solicit, develop, and deliver for production 12 or more titles per year in a program balanced for the strategic and economic goals established. The Acquisitions Editor serves on the editorial team and reports directly to the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief.

Education: Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or similar program.
Experience/Skills: 3-5 years experience in acquisitions or editorial work at an academic press/program or equivalent with demonstrable level of success. Excellent command of the English language and Chicago Manual with ability to quickly evaluate competent writing, master edit, and deliver ms. production-ready on schedule. Strong computer and interpersonal skills. Reading knowledge of a second language a plus.

We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development, and competitive benefits. EOE. Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resume to:
Human Resources Department
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
PO Box 302-AE
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Email: HR@maryknoll.org
Fax: 914-944-3617

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