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Title: Acquisitions Editor—Outdoor Recreation (G-05-17)
Description: Globe Pequot, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor in the field of outdoor recreation for its Falcon imprint. This acquisition editor will see titles through all stages of the editing process; collaborate on book design and format; prepare sales materials including tip sheets and catalog copy; and present titles at sales conferences.


•Conceptualize, develop, and acquire an assigned number of key titles that meet series standards and market needs, and publish books on-time and within budget
•Perform industry research and competitor analysis on various sectors of the outdoor recreation industry and book publishing industry
•Prepare regular sales forecasts and assist with strategizing of future lists
•Manage book budgets and production schedules
•Evaluate proposals and manuscripts, and identify well-credentialed authors and fresh voices in the outdoor market
•Negotiate agent, author, and photographer contract terms and enforce schedule deadlines
•Review text, photos, and maps from the author to ensure manuscripts are written to series guidelines and/or author’s contractual requirements

About Our Company

Globe Pequot, based in Guilford, Connecticut, is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Under our imprints, including; FalconGuides , Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Taylor Trade, Down East, Travel, Stackpole, TwoDot, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.
Requirements: Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

•A bachelor’s degree
•3-5 years of editorial experience at an adult trade publishing house
•A proven acquisitions track record (20-25 titles per year)
•A superior editorial judgment and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the Falcon team
•A keen understanding of the outdoor market is desired
•An in-depth knowledge of the climbing industry (either professional or personal) is strongly preferred

Location: This position is located in Guilford, CT.
How To Apply For This Job: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening, and your salary expectations) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information: Boone Soukthideth Rowman & Littlefield c/o Human Resources Rowman & Littlefield Lanham, MD VEVRAA Federal Contractor All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment. If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at
Date Posted: 8/17/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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