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Fordham University
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The Press of Fordham University, located at our Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, NY is currently seeking an Editorial Director to provide critical thinking and long-term vision that will shape the editorial program, while maintaining and increasing the quality and reputation of the press's lists within the university as well as to the wider academic community. Managing staff and staying within budget, the Editorial Director's responsibilities will include acquiring books in the fields of philosophy, religion, literature, political theory and anthropology, with oversight of all aspects from first contact with authors to reprint decisions. We seek a hands-on intellectual who will set policies and guidelines for manuscript submission plus review and negotiate author contracts, as well as represent the Press throughout the University and to the public, meeting with faculty, attending conferences and presenting at public events. In this high profile position, this person will participate in press-wide strategic planning and goal setting, developing seasonal lists and schedules that meet income goals for the Press. Furthermore, the selected candidate will evaluate manuscripts, and acquire 40-50 new books each year, seeking out, nurturing, and promoting emerging as well as eminent authors who publish in a range of fields.

A Bachelor's degree and ten years of editorial and acquisitions experience required, preferably in an academic press environment. Graduate degree preferred. Must have strong knowledge of business operations and demonstrated leadership and organizational skills plus broad familiarity with academic trends and developments and knowledge of copyright and contracts as they relate to book publishing. We seek an outgoing professional who can imaginatively seek out promising book projects and can manage multiple, deadline-driven projects simultaneously. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits, including tuition remission. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Fredric Nachbaur

Fordham University Press at the Rose Hill Campus, which celebrated its centennial in 2007 and currently publishes sixty to seventy scholarly books annually, has an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning books in the humanities and social sciences. In 2010 the Press established the Empire State Editions imprint to further develop its long established regional books program. The Press, a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) since 1938, was established in 1907 not only to represent and uphold the values and traditions of the University itself but also to further those values and traditions through the dissemination of scholarly research and ideas.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.


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