|#1140 Acquisitions Editor|
|Minnesota Historical Society Press|
|Minnesota Historical Society|
History Center Building
345 Kellogg Blvd W
St Paul, MN 55102-1906
|SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum|
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position
CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional
HIRING MANAGER: Editor In Chief
POSTING DATE: June 24, 2014
DEADLINE DATE: July 16, 2014
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Acquisitions Editor who would be responsible for acquiring and developing up to 10 new titles per year in the fields of Upper Midwest history, Scandinavian studies, nature and the environment, military history, and regional popular culture, as well as any MNHS press-museum collaborative book projects, for both general and academic markets of the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) in close consultation with the editorial and marketing/sales teams of the MNHS Press, identify authors and acquire promising manuscripts in select disciplines, to include Upper Midwest history, Scandinavian studies, nature and the environment, military history, and regional popular culture for the press, as well as any MNHS press-museum collaborative book projects; 2) perform substantive editing on manuscripts, working closely with authors and reviewers, to improve content, organization, and accuracy; 3) participate in MNHS strategic priority teams and workgroups as requested to represent the press and to contribute to coordination of interdivisional projects; and 4) participate in conferences and meetings of local, state, regional, and national professional and scholarly organizations to represent MNHS and MNHS Press and to increase knowledge of publishing procedures and of historical methods, trends, and theories.