Responsible for acquiring titles for Zonderkidz readers who are ages 0 to 8, which includes premium picture books, board books, general picture books, I Can Read books, storybook Bibles, and coloring or activity books. Strategize and manage title plans for product categories to ensure the publishing group produces the budgeted amount of product to meet annual fiscal goals; work with the Publishing Operations staff, Creative team, Sales team, and Assistant Editor to maintain work flow, quality product development, and on-time releases that support budget goals; develop and maintain excellent relationships with authors, illustrators, agents, and external partners; create strategic proprietary products; vision cast and oversee the product pipeline for four-color products; participate in weekly editorial meetings, and Kidz Executive Team meetings; present to Sales representatives; assist with outlining the annual publishing plan including potential drop-in titles; project manage a multitude of titles.
The Acquisitions Editor may be assigned any and/or all of the following responsibilities for a particular title. In some cases, the AE will do the work themselves, in others they will work with the Senior Managing Editor, Managing Editor or Editorial Coordinator to assign resources including freelance vendors. But in all cases the project will be the responsibility of the Acquisitions Editor with accountability and collaboration with the resources for each project.
In addition, the Acquisitions Editor is responsible for the following:
Knowledge: Ability to accurately, efficiently, and economically perform the above duties, producing quality books that reflect editorial excellence and support the HCCP mission statement.
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years editorial experience with at least 3 years of acquisitions and macro editiorial experience.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, or similar area
Industry Knowledge: Working knowledge of the publishing industry. Experience creating children’s books and/or 4-color books or magazines. Experience communicating with authors or high-profile personalities.