Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Acquisitions Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

ASSISTANT ACQUISITIONS EDITOR, MIT Press, to assist the acquisitions editor with project management for the MIT Press’s lists in computer science, artificial intelligence, robotics, and engineering across a range of publication types, including trade books, textbooks, and professional monographs. Duties include working with authors to prepare manuscripts and artwork for production; handling administrative functions such as data entry, permissions, correspondence, and payments; managing the peer review process for new projects; conducting research on competing and comparable titles; preparing production estimates, P&L; statements, and publishing plans; assisting the editors and authors as their liaison with other departments; and presenting projects at internal meetings as needed. This position offers a great opportunity to learn the book acquisitions process at a major university press.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: two years of relevant work experience, excellent organizational and communication skills, strong administrative computer skills (MS Word, FileMaker, Excel, LaTeX), and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple task demands and manage time effectively. Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated and enjoy working in teams, but also be resourceful enough to work independently. Some background in computer science or mathematics preferred. The MIT Press is committed to bringing an understanding of the diversity of human experience to the daily work of developing manuscripts and publishing books. Those who have had significant personal engagement with low-income communities and/or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are encouraged to apply. Job #15287-5


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 15287

Functional Area: Communications

Department: MIT Press

School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: 35 hrs/wk., M-F, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.