Acquisitions Editor Resume Samples

An Acquisitions Editor is a professional working for the publishing industry, undertaking the core functions relating to the publishing house. While actual duties vary based on requirements, the following are certain core tasks mentioned on the Acquisitions Editor Resume – scrutinizing manuscripts after reading the manuscript, analyzing target audience, contacting the editors, suggesting changes for manuscript and making the content captivating, suggesting concepts for the book covers, preparing and renewing contracts, participating in the marketing and promotion activities for new books, supervising and assisting the editorial staff, and performing any other tasks as assigned.

To qualify for this post, the following skills are needed – excellent salesperson, strong communication skills, reading and editing skills; the ability to be creative and business-oriented, and multitasking skills. A bachelor’s degree in mass communication or media studies along with experience in the publishing industry will be advantageous.

 

Acquisitions Editor Resume example

Acquisitions Editor Resume

Objective : As an Acquisitions Editor, responsible for Present publishing offers to agents and authors and negotiate the key deal points, and also Maintaining and strengthen core tenets of author relationships.

Skills : Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Communication.

Description :

    1. Excelled at online sales, exceeding technology team targets and personal program targets by up to 200%.
    2. Originated and organized online marketing and sales optimization for up to 25 books annually.
    3. Maintained aggressive project schedules in a highly deadline-driven environment of technology publishing.
    4. Wrote full project proposals including profit & loss statements, sales forecasts, and relevant marketing materials.
    5. Negotiated contracts with authors, editors, designers, and other vendors, meeting or exceeding target profit margins.
    6. Wrote dynamic online book descriptions optimized for online search and increased traffic flow to product pages.
    7. Innovated new packaging process to build strategic partnerships with authors, licensors, and other key partners.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Acquisitions Editor Resume

Headline : Successful educational publisher with proven track record of revenue growth, industry-leading profitability, market share gains, global collaboration, business development, new product innovation, and digital revenue growth. Recognized for branded intellectual content that keeps abreast of both shifting customer needs and changing technology trends. Hands-on leader with excellent mentoring skills.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Editing, Negotiation, Instructional Design.

Description :

    1. Recruited authors.
    2. Negotiated contracts.
    3. Prepared strategic plans for assigned subject areas; project coordination/management; oversight of budget; market research; relationship management Selected Achievements.
    4. Recruited members for an advisory board to help determine the path to take for publishing health textbooks.
    5. Developed a course grid to track the most often-offered health courses at the college/university level.
    6. Enabled the company to identify the most lucrative publishing opportunities and also provided the sales staff with information to assist in sales calls.
    7. Worked with sales staff to customize new health textbook for individual customers resulting in increased e-book sales.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master Of Science


Acquisitions Editor Resume

Objective : Acquired and developed sports, fitness, and technology books for leading publishers. Demonstrated extraordinary written, oral, and project management skills. Exhibited strong visual sense for the look and feel of publications and electronic products. Supervised a magazine graphic design staff of five.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Publishing, Chicago Manual Of Style And Associated Press Style.

Description :

    1. Proactively participated in regular acquisitions conversations, editorial meetings, and pub boards.
    2. Identified market trends and felt needs of readers.
    3. Acquired with a general understanding of the faith-based market and reader.
    4. Presented publishing offers to agents and authors and negotiates the key deal points.
    5. Maintained and strengthen core tenets of author relationships.
    6. Participated in the creative development of titles, descriptive copy, and covers for books acquired.
    7. Understood a macro level edit and ability to offer feedback and suggestions to the author toward improvement.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                BS

                Acquisitions Editor Resume

                Headline : Seeking an Acquisitions Editor, responsible for Maintaining contact with authors and agents under contract for new titles, monitor their progress toward submission, and determine if the submitted manuscript is acceptable. Experience in Providing timely, well-crafted communication with current and potential authors and their agents regarding the status of their proposals and/or future projects and backlist titles.

                Skills : MS Office, Editor, Management.

                Description :

                  1. Acquired instructional sports and fitness titles for Human Kinetics.
                  2. Responsible for acquiring books in 22 diverse subject areas including soccer, running, triathlon, swimming, and alternative exercise (Pilates, yoga, etc.).
                  3. Acquired bestselling titles such as Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy, Pilates, Beth Shaw's YogaFit, Pilates Anatomy, Faster Road Racing, Stretching Anatomy, Scuba Diving, and Diabetic Athlete's Handbook.
                  4. Acquired and conceptualized electronic products including mobile apps, enhanced ebooks, and continuing education courses.
                  5. Juggled around 20 active projects at a time, from researching ideas for new titles to reviewing manuscripts, to working with developmental editors, to preparing projects for publication.
                  6. Negotiated contracts and build relationships with a wide network of authors and agents.
                  7. Tracked sports, fitness, and publishing industry trends.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Junior
                Education
                Education
                BS

                Acquisitions Editor Resume

                Headline : Seek an organization that will leverage my drive and work ethic along with the knowledge and wisdom I've gained along the way in my working career and personal life to help customers a receive best-in-class experience from our products and services. My sales career is hallmarked by an entrepreneurial mindset and tenacity, with independence and accountability for territory decision-making and performance.

                Skills : Microsoft, Editing, Indesign, Copy Editing.

                Description :

                  1. Recruited professors to author custom publications (print/digital textbooks and e-learning solutions) to be used in their courses, creating a guaranteed market.
                  2. Earned unprecedented consumable business at textbook rental school which was not the norm at the time for students to purchase materials (textbook costs are included with tuition).
                  3. Customized publication/testing platform for health/wellness course was presented digitally (100% sell-through with no used book market to disrupt future sales).
                  4. Created and executed marketing plans for custom titles outside of the home institution.
                  5. Actively acquired 15-20 new titles and authorsconsistent with publishing strategy and financial goals.
                  6. Researched the market for every project, search for competition, write proposals, present proposals to editorial, sales, authors.
                  7. Maintained a consistent and multi-faceted publishing pipeline, in accordance with the Publisher and publishing team strategy and philosophy.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      GED

                      Acquisitions Editor Resume

                      Summary : To obtain an Acquisitions Editor position as a writer and editor that takes advantage of 18 years of experience writing, editing, and training in the For Dummies series, as well as my experience as a human intelligence collector for the U.S. army for a stable company.

                      Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Filemaker Pro, SharePoint, Documentum.

                      Description :

                        1. Acquired new authors and book titles in unpublished target areas.
                        2. Worked with potential authors to put together book proposals.
                        3. Constantly maintained client relationships using the CRM database.
                        4. Presented new book proposals to the publishing committee for review.
                        5. Constantly worked with authors to manage their book projects from the contract stage through the publication of the work.
                        6. Reviewed and checked in images for the books to ensure they met specifications as well as edited the final text before delivering to production.
                        7. Consistently met acquisitions goals for bringing in proposals and contracts as well as delivering books.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      10+ Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Senior
                      Education
                      Education
                      BS

                      Acquisitions Editor Resume

                      Headline : Publishing Acquisitions Editor professional driven by a passion for excellence. Thirteen years of experience in editorial, marketing, and sales roles in higher education and high school publishing, and with education-related non-profit organizations.

                      Skills : Microsoft Office, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Product Development, Budget Development, Budget Management, JIRA, Community Outreach.

                      Description :

                        1. Advanced Macmillan Learning as a respected brand in undergraduate science teaching communities.
                        2. Partnered with key academic leaders to produce innovative, research-based higher education teaching and learning resources.
                        3. Managed key digital and print products through development and production to publication.
                        4. Strategized with publishing partners to develop areas of collaboration.
                        5. Hired and supervised internal employees and managed external vendors.
                        6. Fostered author relationships, negotiated publishing contracts, and monitor budgets for assigned lists.
                        7. Acquired and developed new and revised print and electronic reference products for academic and public libraries primarily in the areas of law, government, public policy, political science, and history.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Junior
                      Education
                      Education
                      BA

                      Acquisitions Editor Resume

                      Headline : Ambitious, passionate, Acquisitions Editor professional editor, committed to increasing knowledge of New York State interest, both local and state-wide, while honing skills to best represent the chosen field. Proven dedication to projects and authors, while collaborating with staff to develop the best possible product.

                      Skills : MS Office, Planning,  Editing.

                      Description :

                        1. Devoted to short-run paperbacks that focus on successful college sports teams.
                        2. Regularly met with marketing staff to help devise and refine strategies and tactics.
                        3. Worked closely with individual colleges and independent groups to assure compliance with licensing requirements.
                        4. Read and evaluated undergraduate, graduate, and management series book proposals from experts in the field in order to determine publishing potential.
                        5. Wrote in-depth book proposals on behalf of potential authors by devising detailed publishing plans, which included: marketing and sales figures, target audience, profit margins, and print run.
                        6. Worked directly with authors, providing editorial feedback, guidance, and moral support or tough love when needed.
                        7. Sponsored two Web-based reference and research tools, CQ Supreme Court Collection and CQ Congress Collection.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      Diploma

                      Acquisitions Editor Resume

                      Headline : Highly qualified Acquisitions Editor with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

                      Skills : Interviewing, Editing, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Professional Recruiting, Scheduling, Coordinating Travel.

                      Description :

                        1. Awarded membership in President's Honor Council for outstanding editorial performance.
                        2. Conducted in-service training course entitled Dynamic Presentations for Mosby staff interested in improving their public speaking and presentation skills based on  Toastmasters training.
                        3. Managed $7.5 million of print, video, and media product in areas of psychiatric nursing, oncology nursing, drug calculations, and issues and trends in nursing with a team of 3 developmental editors and an editorial assistant.
                        4. Positioned Mosby as market-share leader in psychiatric nursing and drug calculation textbooks through targeted acquisition of key textbooks and clinical references and market-sensitive revisions of existing titles.
                        5. Acquired $6M in new products and $6.4M in revisions during my first 18 months with Cengage Learning.
                        6. Established a network of qualified authors and technical reviewers, negotiated contracts, generated profit and loss statements, acquired and evaluated proposals.
                        7. Created new relationships with all major associations for each of my disciplines which led to successful partnerships with the Health Occupation Students of America, Certified Nurses Assistants Network, National Athletic Training Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and American Board of Mortuary Science Education.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      BS

                      Acquisitions Editor Resume

                      Headline : Author, publisher, and advocate for writers. A former technical and copywriter with years of customer service experience and the self-drive required to oversee any project to its conclusion. I have managed non-profit organizations, a shop of technicians, and numerous interns which demonstrate leadership, but it is my friendly demeanor and dedicated nature that has allowed me to succeed in my career.

                      Skills : Marketing Strategy, Business Development, Project Management.

                      Description :

                        1. Nominated for an SIIA Codie Award.
                        2. Steered Elsevier's Virtual Clinical Excursions initiative including the creation of multiple virtual hospitals, 40 virtual patients, and over 100 titles covering medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and women's health nursing.
                        3. Devised the strategic plan and oversaw the management of Elsevier's anatomy and physiology list, leading it through a period of significant market share gains, increasing revenue 50% over 5 years.
                        4. Published the first edition of Wheeler's Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, winner of a Book of the Year award from the American Journal of Nursing.
                        5. Created press kits and a marketing booklet for all BSP authors.
                        6. Aided authors with social media, contacting bookstores, bloggers, and the media.
                        7. Performed competitive market analyses and P & L analyses of our books.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      5-7 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      GED