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Title: Acquisitions Editor - Latin America
Description: Peter Lang is seeking a motivated acquisitions editor to grow and manage our Latin American list. The ideal candidate should have a background either in the academia or in academic publishing, with experience in the development and acquisitions of titles in this region covering areas such as history, geography, politics, literature and art. Must be able to communicate in Spanish.
The Latin America Editor will report directly to the Senior Vice President and will be responsible for acquiring and publishing a program of research monographs, Handbooks, Major Reference Works, and upper-level textbooks for the scholarly market.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Active list development by seeking out new authors and actively researching contemporary ideas and topics of note within the field
• Solicit new project proposals and manuscripts, evaluating them for scholarly merit and commercial viability, offering editorial feedback to potential authors
• Pitch potential projects to the editorial board, considering market, audience, and sales
• Negotiate contracts with authors of accepted project proposals
• Manage process of all projects on the list, including coordinating manuscript delivery, formatting, and production, communicating with authors and series editors, and liaising between internal publishing departments
• Attend academic conferences to commission new projects and promote the Peter Lang brand
• Other duties, as necessary
Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree
• 5+ years publishing or equivalent experience, preferably in an acquisitions capacity
• Experience in academia or in an academic publishing environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; strong computer skills and software capabilities a plus
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
Location: remote or in New York
How To Apply For This Job: To apply to this position, email a cover letter and resume to Farideh Koohi-Kamali ( with “Peter Lang LA Editor – YOUR LAST NAME” in the subject line.
Date Posted: 4/3/2020 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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