Website North Atlantic Books
North Atlantic Books (NAB) is a leading independent nonprofit publisher in Berkeley, CA. We’re seeking an Acquisitions Editor to join the Associate Director of Acquisitions in acquiring and managing titles on health and wellness, social justice, trauma and somatics, herbalism, and more.
NAB benefits from being an independent press with Penguin Random House (PRH) distribution. We’re a nonprofit with a conscience: our publishing program is mission driven, and through our partnership with PRH we connect with readers on a global scale. We endeavor to walk the talk of our mission in interactions among staff, authors, readers, booksellers, and the community at large.
North Atlantic Books is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.
Position Overview: The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for acquiring, developing, and managing approximately 14 books per year, working closely with the Associate Director of Acquisitions to strategically develop seasonal lists. This position reports to the Associate Director of Acquisitions. The Acquisitions Editor attends weekly leads meetings and acquisitions committee meetings and pitches their own titles for consideration, running P&L statements and conducting market research to prove viability. Additionally, they steer acquired titles through the launch and pre-sales process, working with design, marketing, and sales to develop covers, titles, and Title Information (TI) sheets, and are responsible for handing off finished manuscripts and art to the production editor as well as editing final back-cover copy.
This position is 40 hours a week and remote/hybrid-optional. The ideal candidate is US-based and can generally be available during 9-5 Pacific. Although we have a small office in Berkeley, CA, we are currently fully remote and candidates do not need to reside in the Bay Area. Annual salary is $62,830. Excellent benefits package: full health, vision, and dental plan; 401k; paid sabbatical; and flexible spending plan. In addition to PTO, we offer all employees 1 paid volunteer day, 4 grief/bereavement days to grieve any impactful event, and 22 paid holidays per year, including International Workers’ Day, Juneteenth, and the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To apply for this job please visit www.northatlanticbooks.com.