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RELX INC Senior Acquisitions Editor, Neuroscience in Boston, Massachusetts

Candidates may also be remote and located anywhere in the US

Are you passionate about books, science, and having a career that contributes to improving the world?

Are you excited about a position that is self-directed, allowing you to decide how to achieve goals and what you do each day and when?

Join our Editorial Team

Our team works with PhD level scientists and industry experts in neuroscience and related biological sciences to develop high quality, foundational and advanced content for researchers worldwide. This content includes atlases, comprehensive handbooks, textbooks and text-reference hybrids, practical methods oriented books, fundamental introductions to the field, and research advances in fast growing areas.

About the Role

In this role, you will research, acquire, and develop 30+ titles in neuroscience and related biological sciences. You will monitor trends in the industry, usage of books and journals by topic, and determine what new books need to be written and by whom. You will solicit book proposals, collaborate on content, contract with authors, and work with colleagues in development, production, global rights, and sales to see the book through to successful publication and beyond.


  • Work with a global team across editorial, operations, production, sales, marketing, technology, legal, finance, and more, as well as with esteemed external experts

  • Develop deep market understanding by utilizing data tools and market research

  • Refine and execute acquisitions strategy, delivering timely content to market, with high utility for customers

  • Recruit, sign, and manage authors with subject matter expertise, creating content for the food science industry and related biological disciplines.


  • 3+ years Acquisition editor experience in academic or industry publishing

  • Ability to network and build relationships, with strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Track record of meeting goals and problem solving to remove barriers to success

  • Flexibility to adapt to new systems and procedures as the publishing industry is constantly evolving

  • Analytical skills to research and collate market data to project future industry informational needs

  • Comfort working across teams and departments toward a collective publishing goal

    Flexible Working

The position may be office based, remote, or a combination. Working hours have flexibility, to meet both business and personal needs.

Working with us

We are an equal opportunity employer, with an inclusive, agile, collaborative environment of co-workers passionate about what they do.

Working for you

We offer:

  • Scheduled time off for holidays and adjustable time off for vacation and sick leave

  • Tax-free childcare support

  • Parental leave options

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

    About Us

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and data with analytics to support science and research, health education, and improved clinical outcomes. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We support science, industry, and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.

In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.