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Title: Acquisitions Editor
Description: This position is located in the Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. The acquisitions editor works with authors of scholarly books and articles to acquire and develop content to be published by Marine Corps University Press (MCU Press) and Marine Corps University Journal (MCU Journal). With the guidance of the senior editor, makes contact with potential authors to acquire new intellectual content; coordinates the vetting of book and article manuscripts by subject matter experts; provides editorial guidance to authors to develop publication-ready manuscripts; serves as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process; and coordinates the activities of the MCU Journal’s Editorial Board.
Requirements: The acquisitions editor will, with the guidance of the senior editor, oversee the acquisition of scholarly book manuscripts for publication by Marine Corps University Press. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors. Will coordinate travel and networking opportunities with the senior editor to ensure that these acquisition prospects align with the mission of MCU Press.

The acquisitions editor will evaluate and provide developmental editorial guidance on proposed book manuscripts; coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts; and serve as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process.

The acquisitions editor will work with the senior editor to identify scholarly academic article manuscripts and book reviews for publication by MCU Journal. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors to acquire intellectual content. Will work with the senior editor to coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts.

The acquisitions editor will serve as the coordinating body for the Marine Corps University Journal Editorial Board, facilitating local and online meetings, distributing potential articles for review, and managing the workflow between MCU Press staff, the MCUJ Editorial Board, and potential authors.

The acquisitions editor will cultivate an understanding of, and stay current on issues relevant to, the diverse areas of professional military education (particularly concerning warfighting strategy and tactics), public policy making (in the areas of national security, cybersecurity, geopolitics, and international relations), and civilian university academia (in the areas of international relations, political science, and global environmental issues).

The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the editorial style of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the use of the word processing and email components of Microsoft Office.
Company: MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Location: Quantico, VA
How To Apply For This Job: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516029600
Date Posted: 11/5/2018


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