Title
Acquisitions Editor
Employer
Westminster John Knox Press
Location
Louisville, KY
Date Posted
04/01/2013
Description
Westminster John Knox Press seeks an experienced acquisitions editor for general reader books and resources in religion and related fields. She or he will be expected to acquire content in a range of genres suitable for publication in print, electronic, and hybrid formats. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development and acquisition of books and resources in the areas of Bible study, spirituality, Christian living and discipleship, social issues, and religion and culture. The audience for these resources will include mainline Christians, seekers, inquirers, and those who identify as spiritual but not religious.

The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for continuing the Publisher’s reputation for excellence through high quality acquisitions with positive sales potential. The position involves extensive contact with authors and potential authors, review of solicited and unsolicited proposals, negotiation of contract terms, preparation of manuscripts for production, collaborations with colleagues regarding sales, marketing, and budgeting of editorial projects, and long range strategic planning of the Press.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of demonstrated acquisitions experience in religion or a related subject at a religion publisher, university press, or trade publisher. PPC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a positive and supportive environment.

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