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Acquisition Editor

Garden City, 1325 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, New York, United States of America Req #841
Monday, October 30, 2023
Dover Publications, a division of Lakeside Book Company, is an American book publisher that specializes in reissues of books that are out of print from their original publishers. Since our founding in 1941, we've built our reputation by offering remarkable products at amazing prices. We love scouring used bookstores for rare and used books that are in need of a refresh. 

Location: Garden City, NY [Hybrid]

Hours: Standard Hours Monday - Friday

Salary: $60,000-$70,000


As our Acquisitions Editor, you will:

  • Acquire, through a variety of means, children’s, adult coloring, and adult activity titles to support Dover’s publishing strategy
  • Create new and foster existing relationships with agents, foreign publishers, and other partners and collaborators
  • Oversee books and series through all phases of the publishing process from concept to completion and beyond, liaising with internal departments (marketing, publicity, sales, art, production, contracts, etc.) to produce high-quality finished products that meet targeted consumer needs
  • Develop, execute, and share a strategic vision for acquired titles, including cover direction, sample pages, launch presentations, etc.
  • Identify and share marketplace trends, perform and share market research and competitive analysis
  • Write and edit copy, including but not limited to jacket copy, front matter, and catalog copy
  • Work independently and accurately to meet the deadlines and deliverables of the publishing schedule
  • Innovate new product types
  • Work cross-collaboratively across the organization to support titles post-publication



  • 2+ years of publishing or related experience in children’s, activity, or similar categories
  • Expert editorial and copywriting skills
  • Expert interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills; experience with contracts and P&Ls
  • Knowledge of contemporary culture, trends, and potential niches
  • Ability to analyze market data and sales trends
  • Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and coordinate with other departments,
  • Demonstrated and constructive approach to meeting and resolving challenges
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including Google Suite, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, databases, and content management systems
  • Strong agent, writer, and illustrator relationships a plus

What we offer you:

  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k with company match
  • Career growth opportunities

*This job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties and responsibilities assigned for this job at the company’s discretion.

Dover Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Other
  • Job Function Human Resources
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $70,000.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Garden City, 1325 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, New York, United States of America