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Harvard University Acquisitions Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53598BRAuto req ID:53598BRJob Code:320057 Editor Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Acquisitions Editor, Harvard Education PressSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. Minimum Three years of publishing/editorial acquisitions experience.

Candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume.

Please Note once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Academic/professional publishing background strongly preferred, with track record of outstanding acquisitions. Knowledge of education sector and current research and issues in K-12 and higher education strongly preferred.Proven editorial judgment. Excellent communication and networking abilities; proven initiative, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

• Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;

• Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;

• Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;

• Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;

• Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

• Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

Please Note once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.

Department:HEPGPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Editor is expected to acquire 15-20 academic/professional books per year in the fields of education research, policy, and practice.

  • The Editor will contribute to HEP’s editorial program by maintaining and expanding current publishing lists, while identifying new areas of interest. Current list strengths include such areas as education leadership, instructional improvement, race and equity in education, and education policy.

  • The Editor solicits, develops, and evaluates proposals, in consultation with editorial colleagues; identifies appropriate reviewers and manages peer review process; and presents proposals to the HEP Editorial Advisory Board.

  • The Editor works with authors to develop and revise manuscripts to ensure they meet the Press’s standards and incorporate feedback from peer reviewers.

  • The Editor works closely with colleagues in production to ensure the smooth flow of the manuscript through that process and consults regularly with colleagues in marketing to ensure that the book reaches its target audience.

Occasional travel required.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

Harvard Education Press (HEP) is a mission-driven publisher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Founded in 2002, HEP is a peer-reviewed press overseen by an editorial advisory board drawn from the HGSE faculty and affiliated practitioners. We are a growing press whose mission is to publish books that link research, policy, and practice in the field of education and that address a readership of professional educators and policy makers as well as education scholars. Our offices are adjacent to campus in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

HEP is the proud publisher of both luminaries in the education field and diverse, emerging talent. By publishing the most innovative, authoritative books on critical education issues of the day for both professional and scholarly audiences, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution and continuous improvement throughout the entire publishing process. Our vibrant and diverse community of authors includes such leaders in the field as Anthony Bryk, H. Richard Milner IV, Susan Moore Johnson, Karin Chenoweth, Paul Reville, Pam Grossman, Maisha Winn, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Michael Sadowski, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Rick Hess.

The Acquisitions Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to help shape our evolving program. The Editor will also be responsible for acquiring 15-20 titles per year. Alongside their own editorial work, the acquisitions editor will help manage a talented team of interns and freelance support as needed.

HEP is seeking an experienced acquisitions editor to acquire books covering critical issues in education and bring research into practice. The ideal candidate will have an appetite for a broad range of professional and scholarly books, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep understanding of the marketplace.