Senior Acquisitions Editor (FT, NYC)

Job Title:
Senior Acquisitions Editor-Pharmaceutical Science

Full time, Manhattan

Job Description:
TITLE: Senior Acquisitions Editor
REPORTS TO: VP, Publisher Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Science Acquisitions/Editorial Department of a New
York Publishing Group serving the life science and medical markets seeks a dynamic acquisitions editor to develop and manage complete portfolio of book publications in pharmaceutical science/clinical toxicology. This includes developing portfolio and scope coupled with aggressive acquisition skills.


  • Commission 12-15+ high quality information products annually
  • Manage backlist titles to ensure timely revisions and steady income streams
  • Support development of quality submission editorial in conformance with contractual specifications
  • Manage program portfolio to achieve revenue and profit targets
  • Analyze customer and market trends to ensure products are launched successfully
  • Develop strong network with key opinion leaders to drive highest quality content acquisition
  • Travel as required


  • Determine portfolio scope and direction
  • Strategic orientation—Develop strategies and adapt to changing directions
  • Problem Solving Ability-Analyze market trends and define needs
  • Creativity-Originate new book ideas
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Aggressive self-starter


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience. Science or related fields a plus
  • Five+ years acquisitions or related publishing experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong commercial and communication skills

Contact: Joan R. Blitman,
Vice President
Jack Farrell Associates
Fax: 484-971-2330

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