March 20, 2011

Job: Senior Acquisitions Editor at Georgetown University Press


Join Georgetown Languages, the dynamic and growing Georgetown University Press program, to acquire foreign language learning materials, linguistics texts, and reference materials. We seek a creative and experienced editor who has acquired in this field and who knows SLA pedagogy.
Responsibilities include: •Acquire high-quality and pedagogically current foreign language learning textbook and multimedia learning materials for the higher education market. •Shepherd potential projects through review process and financial analysis. •Collaborate with textbook authors to determine and develop appropriate content and functionality for digital accompaniments. •Work with authors, editors, and vendors to develop multimedia materials. •Propose and help execute the best digital delivery for each multimedia product. •Represent the press at academic meetings. Languages and linguistics are central to the Georgetown University Press mission and publishing future. Georgetown University Press has a friendly, collegial culture and was recently named by Book Business magazine the third best publishing company to work for in America.
Requirements: •Minimum of eight years experience in foreign language book and multimedia publishing, especially textbook publishing, with broad understanding of entire publishing process. •Minimum five years experience in acquiring books. •Understanding of current trends of foreign language learning pedagogy, as well as of the complexities of writing and producing foreign language materials. •Experience developing foreign language learning multimedia. •Demonstrated ability to work effectively with authors and editors. •Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia programs and comfort learning new programs. •Knowledge/study of at least one foreign language; conversant in at least one language preferred. •Master’s degree; preference given to education beyond master’s level. •Willingness to travel 10-15% of time.

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