121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR, United States, 97331
The Oregon State University Press seeks an acquisitions editor to join our small, versatile team of publishing professionals. As the state’s preeminent university press, OSU Press plays a vital role in the Pacific Northwest’s literary life, publishing books that focus on the history, cultures, and landscapes of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on regional trade books and scholarly books in Indigenous studies, environmental history, and natural resource management. The acquisitions editor will be responsible for acquiring and developing 20–25 new outstanding books annually in those fields.
The position reports to the associate director and actively participates on the Press’s management team, offering advice on strategy and process. The primary responsibility of the acquisitions editor is to solicit and evaluate proposals and manuscripts from scholars and writers working in the areas in which the Press publishes; other duties include managing the peer review process, presenting projects to the editorial board, and overseeing the final submission of projects. Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships are essential. Some travel required.
This is an on-site, full-time position at a top, public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, nestled in the Willamette Valley between mountain ranges and just an hour from the expansive Oregon coast.
To apply, visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/71107
For fifty years, Oregon State University Press has been publishing exceptional books about the Pacific Northwest—its people and landscapes, its flora and fauna, its history and cultural heritage. The Press has played a vital role in the region’s literary life, providing readers with a better understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian.