Work for the MAA: Acquisitions Editor
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. It has a long tradition of publishing high-quality books with an emphasis on mathematical exposition and curriculum support.
The MAA has an opening for Acquisitions Editor at our Washington, D.C., headquarters with experience in evaluating and acquiring manuscripts to develop an intellectually distinguished and successful list in mathematics as a key part of the MAA publications program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Solicit and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts.
Attend conferences and visit campuses to seek out works-in-progress.
Keep up with current journals and conference presentations in the interest of identifying prospective book authors and increasing general knowledge of the mathematics community.
Speak to groups of potential authors about the publishing process.
Identify new authors and manage existing relationships to develop new book opportunities.
Present book proposals and manuscripts to appropriate MAA book editorial boards; manage the proposal submission and consideration process; work closely with editorial boards to help evaluate reports from peer reviewers and guide authors on revisions and manuscript preparation.
Develop opportunities, plans, and resources for titles approved for publication. Such ancillary materials would include, for example, online homework for textbooks.
Leverage repackaging opportunities of existing content.
Work with other members of the publications department to develop effective and timely publishing plans for books acquired.
Help develop plans for promoting both individual titles and the overall portfolio of MAA books, including cross-marketing with other MAA programs.
Research competitive titles and suggest marketing opportunities for acquired titles.
Assist in the development of digital publishing; track trends, new technologies, and other developments in publishing.
Keep abreast of market conditions, trends, and needs through interaction with industry professionals.
Bring in a required number of titles to achieve revenue goals.
An advanced degree in mathematics is strongly preferred, along with relevant and substantial publishing experience in acquisitions identifying content or in book editing and writing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work independently and imaginatlvely in seeking out promising book projects.
Tenacity and creativity to see projects through to successful publication.
Facility with information and publishing software and technology.
Ability to juggle multiple details while maintaining a big-picture strategic view.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, and a well-developed ability to network.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Submit cover letter, CV, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Excellent benefits offered including 403(b) retirement plan and assistance with relocation to Washington, D.C. EOE
Applicants requiring sponsorship will not be eligible for consideration.