JOB: Senior Acquisitions Editor (Classical Studies), De Gruyter

Seen on the Classicists list:

For more than 260 years, the academic publisher De Gruyter has been publishing high quality works of scholarship in all areas of the humanities and natural sciences. Today, De Gruyter publishes some 500 academic journals, offers a wide range of digital media, and releases more than 800 new titles each year – half of them in English. We are currently seeking to expand our staff with a full-time Senior Acquisitions Editor/Classical Studies in the Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies department of our Berlin office, for hiring at the earliest possible date.

Your future responsibilities include:
o List management and strategic development of the program, including product development and acquisitions of books, journals, and reference works in print and online
o Full budgetary responsibility for the Classical Studies list
o Development of proposals and project calculations for new publications including responsibility for quality of content (through peer-review) and marketability
o Independent negotiation of contracts with authors, editors, and publishing partners
o Benchmarking and competitive analysis
o Development and maintenance of an international network of authors, editors, and key contacts at scholarly organizations and institutions
o Travel to academic conferences, meetings, and campuses

You should offer the following:
o PhD in the field of Classical Studies (specialization in Greek or Latin literature preferred)
o Knowledge and understanding of developments in higher education and academic publishing
o Fluent command of English
o Strong interest in and commitment to online publishing
o Strong conceptual skills and the ability to translate ideas into marketable publications
o Entrepreneurial spirit, independence, and a result-oriented attitude
o Resilience, patience, and assertiveness
o Willingness to travel extensively

We look forward to receiving your application, and to offering you an exciting professional challenge in a dynamic international working environment, a performance-based salary, and comprehensive social benefits.

Please mention job number 12041 when sending us your application with your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date, preferably via e-mail to:

bewerbung AT or by mail to:

Verlag Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Josephine Böge/HR
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany

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