Job Details: Acquisitions Editor

Acquisitions Editor

Job Specification

Job Title: Acquisitions Editor
Ref: 5040
Location: Europe: Midlands, UK
Salary: Negotiable: Please quote salary expectation on application
Sector: Sales & Marketing
Type: Permanent

Job Details

We are currently working with a large, independent audiobook company based in the East Midlands that has an excellent permanent opportunity for an Acquisitions Editor.

In this role, you will be responsible for pro-actively seeking and acquiring audio rights from literary agents, authors and publishers whilst developing strong business relationships with them and pitching the company and its products to develop a profitable publishing programme.

As Acquisitions Editor you will create profit and loss forecasts to evaluate opportunities and performance, negotiate profitable deals and contract details, write copy and proof-read cover blurbs, promotional material, newsletters, emails and websites when required.

Other duties will include overseeing creative processes such as casting of actors to read the books and cover artwork, attending and arranging appointments for book fairs, presenting titles externally to retailers including creating commercial pitches on PowerPoint and merchandising placements on third party websites.

Working with the Marketing team, you will also develop ideas for content promotions, offers and PR and will work with the international team to support global publishing needs and world rights.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be proactive and ambitious with strong social skills to network and create new business opportunities.  It is important that you have a keen interest and passion for books with good commercial awareness and strong communication skills required to build good relationships and regularly negotiate and pitch for books. Organisational skills are also key in order to meet deadlines for publications.

This role is a very exciting opportunity for somebody looking to develop their career in Publishing in the industry’s fast-growing sector – Audiobooks!  Full training will be provided with the opportunity to be introduced to long established publishing relationships in a fast-past challenging role.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience to be successful in this role, then please apply with a copy of your Word CV now. Please note, only applicants who are already fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for visa sponsorship can be considered.

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