Tommy Nelson works with great authors such as Max Lucado, Sarah Young, Kathie Lee Gifford, Sadie Robertson, Amy Parker and on top brands such as Precious Moments. And we want you to help us acquire great authors to complete our amazing roster. The acquisitions editor must research trends, know the process of book publishing, and understand the children’s market. Books to acquire will be from 0-adult in all formats, such as board books, picture books, juvenile fiction, YA nonfiction, etc. The acquisitions editor is responsible to strategize and manage title plans for product categories to ensure the publishing group produces the budgeted amount of product to meet annual fiscal goals. We publish with a research and financial based mindset and the acquisitions editor must strategize and manage title plans to ensure the publishing group produces the budgeted amount of product in a timeline to meet annual fiscal goals.
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 editing experience.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Writing, Journalism, Publishing, or equivalent degree required
Industry Knowledge: Working knowledge of the trade book market, leading authors and publishers is required. Experience creating children’s and teen nonfiction books, preferred.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.