Acquisitions Editor Job Opening at Amazon Publishing Romance

Date Posted:1/9/2016
Job Snapshot 


Job Description
Amazon Publishing is seeking an innovative, passionate, market-savvy Editor to acquire exceptional romance books. You will be responsible for discovering and acquiring exceptional content, managing author relationships, and collaborating with marketing, publicity, production, and author relations teams to deliver quality books and world-class author experiences. This is a multi-faceted job in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, agility, and a sense of humor.
Position details:

Identify, evaluate, and develop submissions, projects, and proposals, including:

• Monitoring trend and sales data

• Working closely with authors to develop their work and careers

• Working closely with internal teams (e.g., production, marketing) to shepherd work from manuscript through publication and beyond

• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with literary agents

Basic Qualifications

• BA/BS Required
* 6 or more years of editorial and publishing experience
* Deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the genre (Romance)
* Demonstrated experience and successful track record working with authors and agents
* Superb written and verbal communication skills
* Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results
* A passion for readers and a great appetite for reading
* Ability to juggle multiple priorities and get things done in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with digital content and formats
* Additional experience publishing in the genre
* 3+ years of People Management Experience.

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