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Career Opportunities

June 14, 2021
C&T Publishing
Position: Acquisitions Editor 

C&T Publishing is the leading independent publisher focusing on how-to craft and creativity books. We are seeking an Acquisitions Editor with a proven acquisitions record with non-fiction books to join our small editorial team. This is the perfect position for candidates with a passion for crafts and who understand the visual and narrative needs of successful how-to books. The Acquisitions Editor will acquire and edit approximately 12 to 15 books per year and work within all of our imprints.

The salary for the position is $55,000 annually, plus medical, vision and dental plans, 401K, sick days, holidays, and vacation days, the ability to work remotely, and a friendly, team-oriented culture.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to roxanec@ctpub.com. Note that applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Reports to: Senior Editor

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying trends and great stories, and recruiting authors and creatives
  • Evaluating book proposals and building the commercial and cultural cases for their acquisition
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with authors, agents, and foreign publishers; attracting new talent as well as commissioning book projects independently
  • Engaging and partnering with authors to fully realize their vision, collaborating throughout the acquisition, editing, and production processes;
  • Managing production schedules
  • Developing and editing the manuscript, collaborating with designers, photographers, illustrators, technical editors, and production teams
  • Working constructively with the marketing department in building author-specific promotional plans.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • College degree and minimum 5 years’ relevant editorial experience
  • Direct experience taking multiple concurrent projects from conception to completion
  • Editorial experience working on complex, full-color books or other content-rich media spaces
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure, handling multiple jobs simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Optimistic and innovative outlook toward publishing.

Desired Experience:

  • Knowledge of crafts including any of the following is a plus: sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, cosplay, leatherwork, jewelry making
  • Familiarity with diversity issues
  • Experience with Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Cloud (most importantly InDesign), and a Macintosh work environment.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Willing and able to contribute ideas and solutions to every project
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to roll with changing priorities and shifting/tight deadlines is a must.

Attitude:

  • Positivity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Sense of humor
  • Knowing how and when to ask the right questions.


C&T Publishing is an equal opportunity employer and we value the wealth of perspectives that diversity brings to our organization.

 

 

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