Anthropology Editor
Alexander Street Press
Alexandria, Virginia
Date Posted
We are looking for an experienced Editor to join our Anthropology discipline team. The Editor works with the Publisher/Team Leader and with the Assistant Editor to manage the development of products and services in the Anthropology discipline from concept stage to release. The Editor ensures that we are successfully implementing the vision of the Publisher/Team Leader to achieve our stated annual goals and move toward our longer term discipline/company vision. The Editor should view this role as a “Publisher-in-training” role in that the editor supports and drives the vision of the Publisher in collaboration and with a view towards growing into a Publisher/Team Leader role.

Main responsibilities include:

•Work with the Publisher to build and closely manage bibliographies of targeted content for various product packages.
•License and secure content from a range of commercial publishers, university archives, music labels, video distributors, etc.
•Work with the Publisher to draft and implement product business plans and budgets for products.
•Work with the Publisher to establish and manage scholarly advisers to review product development plans, write secondary material, generate advance interest in ASP products, and build user communities for products.
•Work with internal teams to articulate indexing and interface specifications for products.
•Work with the Publisher in the creation of marketing copy and product overviews, and guide the sales team in the preparation of effective customer presentations for each product.
•Respond to customer and sales team requests and issues.
•Attend conferences on behalf of ASP and the Business Team

•At least one year experience in publishing as an assistant editor, development editor, production editor or salesperson facing faculty and/or librarians.
•An anthropology degree is a plus but not required.
•Strong project management and communication skills.
•A graduate degree (Bachelors degree is required).

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