Harvard University Editor III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43887BRAuto req ID:43887BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Editor for Philosophy and Political TheorySub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Nov-2019Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Advanced degree in philosophy or a closely aligned field and at least 3 years’ publishing or other relevant experience. Advanced degree may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications:Outstanding oral and written communication skills; diplomacy and other interpersonal skills; ability to work under pressure of competing deadlines; ability to multitask, prioritize, solve complex problems, ability to identify and pursue critical paths toward concrete goals; entrepreneurial spirit, energy, and positive outlook about the future of scholarly publishing; understanding of and respect for the contributions of others throughout the organization and the university; facility with Microsoft Office, online search engines, and other Web tools.

Department:EditorialPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm (35hrs./wk.)Job Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:Position Overview

All of HUP’s acquisitions editors, including the person who will hold this position, are responsible for discovering, signing, developing, and successfully publishing each season’s list of new books (ranging from 150 to 200 books per year, total).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions*):

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, responsible for acquiring, shaping, and developing a list of books with an emphasis on studies in philosophy and political theory.

  • Seeks suitable book projects, evaluates book proposals, reads and assesses submitted manuscripts, and secures assessments of proposals and manuscripts from authoritative reviewers

  • Attends scholarly conferences, travels to universities, and maintains networks with productive scholars, as well as literary agents

  • Keeps abreast of developments in fields where s/he acquires and incorporates those developments into an acquisitions strategy

  • Presents proposals, manuscripts, and reports to in-house Editorial Committee and to the Press’s senior faculty board (Board of Syndics)

  • Negotiates contract terms with authors and sponsors publication of new hardcover books

  • Participates in publication arrangements with foreign publishers, including translations

  • Works with authors to revise manuscripts and turns them over for copyediting in accordance with seasonal deadlines and house style

  • Approves or revises catalog and jacket copy, and drafts copy if called upon

  • Presents seasonal lists at the Press’s Launch Meetings and Sales Conferences

  • Coordinates various aspects of the publishing process with the Editorial, Design/Production, Sales/Marketing, Intellectual Property, and other HUP departments

  • Learns to use in-house database (Biblio) and keeps all book information current

School/Unit:Harvard University Press 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.