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Editor, Economics & Technology Studies | University of California Press

University of California Press seeks an Editor to develop new lists in economics and technology studies.

Responsibilities

  • Works with the editorial director to develop a new publishing strategy for economics & technology studies at UC Press.
  • Develops network of the leading scholars, authors, & agents in the US & beyond for the purpose of obtaining manuscripts.
  • Conceives of book ideas.
  • Judges whether projects are publishable editorially & financially; obtains critical readings; presents them before the faculty Editorial Committee.
  • Collaborates with Sales & Marketing staff to effectively position titles, & develop necessary sales & marketing materials; conducts market research so as to judge the sales potential of potential projects.
  • Works with production to ensure proper preparation of manuscripts & set schedule priorities for books.
  • Travels to academic conferences and visits campuses.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Proven knowledge of scholarly publishing; 2-3 years of experience acquiring books in trade or scholarly publishing.
  • Entrepreneurial skills to identify, create, develop, & evaluate book concepts & proposals that have a high degree of editorial or financial impact.
  • Skills in understanding & using financial models to determine & demonstrate financial viability & goals of assigned projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish & maintain strong working relationships with internal & external parties.
  • Analytical, critical thinking, project management, & problem resolution skills. Strong negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge & understanding of industry standards for editorial acquisitions to successfully manage book projects through all stages of the publishing process (including publishing contracts, negotiating terms, the form of manuscript acceptable for production, etc.).
  • Has capability to fundraise for book projects.

 

About UC Press

University of California Press (UC Press) is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 125 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse & challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. UC Press strives to drive progressive change by seeking out & cultivating the brightest minds & giving them voice, reach, & impact.

Qualified candidates can submit a resume and cover letter online at: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1574880658156