Acquisitions Editor—American History
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
The successful candidate will have the option of working from a home office, one of the company’s field offices in New York, New York or Boulder, Colorado, or from the company’s headquarters in Lanham, Maryland.
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Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor in the field of American History.


The successful candidate will:

--Seek out individual authors and expand Rowman & Littlefield’s co-publishing partnerships in innovative ways for both traditional print and electronic editions;

--Have demonstrated title acquisition experience (5+ years), and a flair for turning the subject of American History into successful publishing ventures for a collegiate audience;

--Possess superior editorial judgment and an ability to work independently; and

--Possess outstanding written and verbal communications skills.


--Working with individual authors, agents, and scholastic organizations to develop proposals and final manuscripts for non-textbook college materials.

--Managing ongoing relationships with current and future co-publishing partners

--Presenting new projects to the editorial board and negotiating publishing agreements.

--Overseeing the publishing process for each title, including serving as primary liaison with the production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments.

***About Rowman & Littlefield***

An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, and London.

***How to Apply***

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number [L-6-14] and where you learned of the opening) to Michael Wiles via email or post using the provided contact information.

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E – D/M/V/F

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