Wanted: Acquisitions Editor for Open Source Topics
Due to a recent change on our team, we’re currently interviewing candidates for an acquisitions editor position focusing on open source technologies. If you’re an open source enthusiast or an experienced acquisitions editor, send me your resume and let’s see if this might be a good fit for you (click on my e-mail link in the left panel). If you’re not currently in the publishing industry, but always wondered if it might be an interesting business, be sure to read Jim Minatel’s earlier post about the acquisitions editor’s role.
One question. Are these sorts of editorial roles normally filled by full time staff, or is it someone who works part time in their evenings or something?
Posted by: Michael Still | August 22, 2005 at 06:59 AM
Hi Michael. This particular position is full-time.
Posted by: Joe Wikert | August 22, 2005 at 08:49 AM
Do these sorts of people normally work remotely, or are they all based in an office together? I ask not because I'm looking for work (I'm kinda over employed at the moment), but more out of curiousity about how the publishing industry works...
Posted by: Michael Still | August 22, 2005 at 04:34 PM
The real answer is "it depends". It depends on the company, on the editorial group within the company, on the management philosophy of that team, etc. There are 12 acquisitions editors in my groups at Wiley. Approximately half of them work in one of our offices (Hoboken, San Francisco and Indianapolis) and the other half work remotely.
Posted by: Joe Wikert | August 22, 2005 at 09:15 PM