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University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo.

UC Press seeks a Senior Editor for our lists in premodern history, world history, and religion. The successful candidate will also bring creative ideas for developing a complementary acquisitions area that builds on the renowned interdisciplinary strengths of UC Press. Will also have responsibility for developing the strategic growth plan and list strategy for at least one publishing program, acquiring approximately 25 titles per year including meeting specific annual signing and transmittal goals.

65% Acquisitions:
–Expands network of scholars, authors, and agents for the purpose of obtaining manuscripts, and judges whether or not they are publishable, editorially and financially. –Independently obtains critical readings and rejects manuscripts or recommends them for publication.
analysis for editorial and financial feasibility for presentation to editorial committee to build case for proposed titles.
–Negotiates terms for publishing contracts.

15% Publishing Strategy: Independently develops the publishing list strategy, including the management of backlist titles, and conceives new book ideas for publishing program.
10% May lead, develop, or provide oversight and direction of the work of less experienced acquisitions editors. May supervise editorial assistants and less experienced acquisitions editors.
10% May work on special department level projects or serve on task forces.

Minimum of 7 years of experience in publishing required.

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