Acquisition Editor

Remote Hoboken, NJ

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Our mission is to unlock human potential. We welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and we embrace individuals who get excited about learning. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion; it’s in our differences that we empower the way the world learns.


About the Role: As the Acquisitions Editor, you will be joining a leading global trade book publishing team and will have the opportunity to contribute to one of our largest and most dynamic programs related to business, success and self-improvement topics. As the Acquisitions Editor, you will be responsible for the acquisition of 20-25 books per year and will manage an overall list to ensure profitability.


As the Acquisitions Editor, you will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and an energetic, positive attitude to successfully identify opportunities and manage author relationships and ultimately bring impactful books to the market. We are looking to add a team member who is enthusiastic about acquisitions and who is motivated to sign and build a list.


  • How you will make an impact:Signs a minimum of 20-25 books per year and ensures that each project meets profit goals.
  • Works to refine overall strategy including identifying new topics, planning revisions for key titles, performing market research, monitoring sales results and analyzing sales channels.
  • Champions projects throughout the publication lifecycle by developing and articulating a vision for each project and by collaborating with production, sales, marketing and others as needed.
  • Practices effective and diplomatic communication skills to propose and implement solutions for keeping titles on track.
  • Manages project and schedule follow-up; handles author queries and troubleshoots when necessary.
  • Meets with authors, vendors, and agents to network and develop relationships.
  • Meets established goals for growth and profit.


  • What we look for:Bachelors degree.
  • Minimum five years of experience in publishing, specifically with acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated mastery of publishing systems, cycles and activities.
  • Ability to apply financial understanding of publishing to the overall strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze potential authors and projects, identify the right projects and shape them for an audience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and the ability to be persuasive and direct, yet tactful.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts, schedules and other efforts.
  • Project management skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks and agendas. Detail oriented with attention to deadlines and a productive and focused work pattern. Ability to move publication projects smoothly from beginning to end.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with authors and team members.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, curious, energetic, outgoing.


About Wiley: Wiley is a trusted leader in research and learning, our pioneering solutions and services are paving the way for knowledge seekers as they work to solve the world’s most important challenges. We are advocates of advancement, empowering knowledge-seekers to transform today’s biggest obstacles into tomorrow’s brightest opportunities.


With over 200 years of experience in publishing, we continue to evolve knowledge seekers’ steps into strides, illuminating their path forward to personal, educational, and professional success at every stage. Around the globe, we break down barriers for innovators, empowering them to advance discoveries in their fields, adapt their workforces, and shape minds.


Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate all qualified applicants and treat all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Wiley is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.


We are proud that our workplace promotes continual learning and internal mobility. Our values support courageous teammates, needle movers and learning champions all while striving to support the health and well-being of all employees, for example we offer meeting-free Friday afternoons allowing more time for heads down work and professional development.


We are committed to fair, transparent pay, and we strive to provide competitive compensation in addition to a comprehensive benefits package. The range below represents Wiley’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the base pay for this role at the time of posting roles either in the UK, Canada or USA. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall within the range, however the ultimate salary offered for this role may be higher or lower and will be set based on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to, geographic location, skills, and competencies. Wiley proactively displays target base pay range for UK, Canada and USA based roles.


When applying, please attach your resume/CV to be considered.

Mid Level (4-6 years)
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