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ATTN: HR Department
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Fax: (410) 337-2608
Please, no telephone calls—we’ll call you if you’re under consideration for a position. Brookes Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Brookes Publishing is looking for a collaborative, results-oriented Early Childhood Acquisitions Editor to secure highly saleable projects for publication in alignment with the Company’s objectives. Brookes publishes educational resources, assessments, and curricula for professionals in early childhood, special education, and speech-language pathology. Our unwavering commitment to helping all children reach their potential by providing highly effective products and services to the people who serve them has made us a respected leader in the industry.
The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the early childhood and early intervention marketplaces and a well-developed ability to identify quality research and projects that meet the markets’ needs. The successful candidate enjoys developing and nurturing relationships with authors and working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to acquire and deliver pedagogically sound, practical, relevant resources for the Early Childhood marketplace.
Responsibilities and Duties
The successful candidate is a self-starter with deep knowledge of trends in the early childhood and early intervention fields who is looking to lead in the development of reputable, financially viable books and products.
The Acquisitions Editor will report to our Editorial Director and will be responsible for:
- Cultivating relationships with leading field experts and authors, working closely with them to develop books and products from research
- Identifying, evaluating, and developing submissions, projects, and proposals; crafting and presenting new and proposed book projects to Editorial Committee
- Developing and implementing publication plans for each project including performing market and competitive analyses, summarizing the content, identifying potential markets, and outlining financial plans
- Working closely with Sales and Marketing staff to strategize editorial direction, conceptualize derivative products, and vet market viability of titles and product lines.
- Negotiating agreements for books and products; working with authors to ensure that terms are met
- Managing staff and schedules throughout manuscript development through publication and beyond
- Working with the Editorial Director to develop a strategic editorial plan for aggressive growth of the list; creating three-year projections for all acquired titles, tracks progress on signings, and ensures on-time delivery of manuscripts
- Maintaining current knowledge of educational trends and practices as well as new methods of publishing and delivering content
- Keeping Brookes Publishing publications at the forefront of the field and closely tracking research suitable for publication
- Regularly visiting key campuses, attending professional conferences and engaging deeply with the relevant literature
- Preparing annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the lists
- Setting standards of professionalism and leadership in interactions with all internal staff;
- Representing and acting as an ambassador for Brookes Publishing in all external interactions;
- Performing other duties as needed or required.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree(s) preferred.
- Five years of publishing and/or early childhood education experience required. Previous experience with educational or scholarly publishing preferred.
- Deep and demonstrated knowledge of trends in the early childhood and early intervention fields
- Pragmatic problem-solving and analytical thinking Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organization, time management, prioritization, and planning skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team-environment
- Exceptional editorial skill in guiding authors and shaping manuscripts preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work with academic authors
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Disability, Life, Parking, and more
To apply, please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume.
No telephone inquiries.
Job Type: Full-time
Are you a college student with a strong interest in the editorial and/or marketing aspects of publishing? We offer full- and part-time internships throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the Brookes team, consult the internship requirements of your college or university and mail or fax us a résumé and cover letter that describes your interests and career aspirations.
Who we are
Located in Towson, Maryland (just north of Baltimore), Brookes Publishing is an independent highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—achieve their goals and lead fulfilling, self-directed lives. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, autism, literacy, behavior, communication, and more. Learn more about our mission.