Palgrave Macmillan is looking for two motivated editors to manage the growing Social Sciences and Finance, Business and Management lists.

Job description

Palgrave Macmillan is looking for two motivated editors to manage the growing Social Sciences and Finance, Business and Management lists. The editor will be responsible for acquiring and publishing a program of research monographs, professional texts and handbooks for the scholarly and professional markets.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Seek out new authors and book ideas: actively research ideas, topics, and people for potential books and book series.
  • Evaluate manuscripts to determine publishability, audience, and market; offer editorial feedback.
  • Negotiate the acquisition/contract process with author.
  • Serve as a project manager for each book project, coordinating delivery date, manuscript formatting, production workflows, and author management.
  • Attend academic conferences and conduct campus visits to meet new authors and promote Palgrave‚Äôs brand.
  • Liaise with sales, marketing, and publicity.
  • Oversee an editorial assistant to ensure high-quality list management.

 

 

Required Skills / Knowledge:

 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in both English and Mandarin
  • In-depth knowledge/experience of the academic / educational market and publishing
  • Keen proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in an editorial acquisition capacity and/or in an academic publishing environment
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Significant experience in an editorial, sales or marketing role in a books or journals publisher
  • Educated to BA or equivalent

 

 

Please apply via the link and include your CV, cover letter and salary expectations: rachel.krause@macmillan.com

 

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