RELX Group Acquisition Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Acquisition Editor


Job description


position is a commissioning role within Elsevier's Reference Content group,

with responsibility for acquiring new book projects and related electronic



Acquisitions Editor

  • workswith colleagues to develop the strategic plan for the publishing program,

  • recruitsappropriate authors and editors, and commissions new book projects andrevisions in line with the strategy,

  • preparesproject documentation, and presents projects to the Proposal ReviewMeeting for approval,

  • managesa books program that delivers on schedules and financial targets,

  • buildsa strong network within the global Materials Science & Engineeringcommunity,

  • attendsrelevant conferences and meetings, travelling internationally whenrequired.


successful candidate will play a key role in the planning and publishing of a

high-profile electronic and print publishing programme for professional and

academic markets. No specialist subject knowledge is required, but applicants

should be comfortable working with science and engineering content.


Skills and Experience


should demonstrate:

  • relevantpublishing experience,

  • somecommissioning experience (or be able to display an understanding of thecommissioning process),

  • strongwritten and verbal communication skills,

  • excellenttime management and organizational skills,

  • stronginterpersonal skills, in the areas of teamwork and persuasion/negotiation

  • ahigh level of computer literacy, in particular a good working knowledge ofMicrosoft Office applications,

  • educationto degree level (or equivalent)


position would be ideal for a publishing professional seeking their first full

book commissioning role.

Job Editorial

Primary Location EU-GBR-South-Oxford

Other Locations NA-USA-CA-San Diego, EU-GBR-East Anglia-Cambridgeshire, NA-USA-PA-Philadelphia, NA-USA-MA-Cambridge, NA-USA-MO-St Louis, EU-GBR-London-London Wall

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External Ongoing

Req ID: ERC0000V