Acquisitions Editor

2120 University Ave Fl 4, Berkeley, CA, United States, 94704

Position: Full-Time


Heyday has consolidated its publishing program into four subject areas: nature, history, social justice, and California Indians. We have a long history of working closely with leading cultural and environmental organizations and writers to bring incisive, even stirring, books about these subjects to the widest possible readership.

Heyday seeks to fill this post with a candidate with strong editorial skills and who moreover possesses zest and vision. Based in Berkeley, this full-time position will report to Heyday’s Editorial Director.


The Acquisitions Editor will:

  • Acquire and manage a slate of approximately ten titles per year, in all of the four subject areas but with a special emphasis on nature;
  • Develop, nurture, and manage co-publishing partnerships;
  • Represent Heyday at conferences and events;
  • Build a rich network of writers, artists, activists, and others that can enhance Heyday as a lively center of ideas.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Well-organized and able to work independently, while at the same time exhibiting a sense of teamwork.
  • Familiar with California’s environment and natural history.
  • An experienced editor and project manager.
  • Able to attend occasional evening events and to travel, sometimes on weekends.

Intended start date: Fall 2018. Heyday benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, and a savings 401K plan. Salary range is $48,000–$55,000 depending on experience.

Please submit your résumé, a cover letter, and three references to Gayle Wattawa, Editorial Director, gayle@heydaybooks.com.

Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and we will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

About Heyday:

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974. We promote widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas. Through our books, public events, and outreach programs we seek to create a vibrant community of readers, writers, and thinkers.

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