Quirk Books is seeking a creative and talented Acquisitions Editor.
Quirk is looking to expand its stellar creative team with the hire of a new Acquisitions Editor. We publish everything from bestselling fiction to cookbooks to children’s titles--always with an emphasis on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas.
What kinds of amazing & innovative books could you acquire for Quirk?
We’ll custom-tailor this position to match your strengths, interests, and experience. Here’s an opportunity to do what you do best—for Quirk Books.
What You'll Do:
--Acquire, develop, and edit 6-8 books per year that complement and expand Quirk's publishing program.
--Seek new and innovative approaches to traditional publishing categories.
--Manage all projects from acquisition through publication.
--Participate in all aspects of packaging, marketing, production, and digital adaptation.
--Cultivate relationships with authors, artists, literary agents, and licensing agents.
What You'll Need:
--Track record of acquiring innovative books from agents or authors (and/or a demonstrated ability to conceive these projects independently).
--At least five to ten years of experience with a trade publisher or literary agency.
--Solid network of author/agent contacts.
--Willingness to experiment with a host of print/digital models and formats
--Comprehensive knowledge of publishing industry
--We’d prefer an acquisitions editor based in Philadelphia, but we’d happily consider someone based in the NYC area. We’d expect you to join us for key meetings several times a month.
ABOUT QUIRK: We publish 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Recent successes include the bestselling YA fantasy MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, the Edgar award-winning THE LAST POLICEMAN, the legendary PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, and classroom favorite WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS. Our books are sold worldwide by Penguin Random House.
Quirk is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. This full-time position offers salary, health/dental/vision benefits, 401k, a casual work environment, and a generous vacation policy. Visit our website at quirkbooks.com.
TO APPLY please send cover letter, resume, and list of recent acquisitions to firstname.lastname@example.org.