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Acquisitions and Development Editor

January 22, 2018

The Water Environment Federation is seeking an Acquisitions and Development Editor to manage acquisitions and publication development at WEF.


Principal Functions:

  • Provides management for acquisitions and publications according to Technical Practice Committee and/or WEF established procedures.
  • Prepares and evaluates publication proposals and business plans.
  • Manages contractors in editing, proofreading, and preparing technical publications.
  • Constructs final documents for production and publication.
  • Researches industry trends and recommends new publication topics and formats.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Production groups to meet annual goals and deadlines, and provide information for campaigns and product descriptions.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor of Science or Arts
  • 5+ years publishing, with a record of successful acquisitions experience
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent organizational skills, with capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment and prioritize effectively
  • Computer literate with Word and Web site proficiency
  • Strong initiative, with ability to work independently, anticipate and troubleshoot problems, and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional editorial skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


This person will work primarily in an office environment using standard office equipment.

Please submit resume with cover letter and desired salary to

 WEF is an equal opportunity employer