Title
Acquisitions Editor-Theology
Employer
Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted
06/29/2012
Description
Purpose

This position is responsible for the 1) evaluation and acquisition of monographs for Fortress Academic and 2) the development of innovative textbooks and other teaching resources for Fortress Education in the assigned topical category.

Responsibilities

1. Fortress Academic (30%-40%)

- Develops and manages a broad network of academic and scholarly relationships in the assigned topical category.
- Solicits and evaluates monograph proposals and recommends for publication those that meet overall strategy of the list.
- Successfully meets acquisitions targets as determined by strategic plan.
- Effectively transmits projects to Jr. Development Editor for successful production and publication.

2. Fortress Education (60%-70%)

- Participates in the strategic planning for products in assigned categories, seeking creativity and innovation in meeting the market needs of faculty and students.
- Prepares plans and needed documentation for consideration of new books, book series, and resources for educational use in Seminaries and undergraduate institutions.
- Cultivates and recruits authors and contributors.
- Develops, edits, and reviews content to ensure that resources are academically appropriate and pedagogically compelling for the target audience.

In both cases, maintains deep knowledge of current academic trends, technological developments, competitor’s resources, and other issues that provide the imprint with a competitive advantage relative to others.

Requirements

- Commitment to Augsburg Fortress and Fortress Press vision and values.
- Graduate degree in a liberal arts or theology-related discipline
- Theological training and 5+ years of editorial experience
- Broad network of contacts in market
- Solid understanding of product design and publishing process
- Ability to organize editorial plans and work with contributors
- Knowledge of digital media trends and emerging resources
- Ability to work collaboratively with a group to make the results of group effort successful
- Capability to work in an environment of change, seeking continuous improvement
- Ability to communicate in written and verbal forms with precision and accuracy
- Knowledge of Christian history and beliefs
- Ability and willingness to travel widely to represent Fortress Press
- Experience using social media for networking and marketing purposes

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