Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Acquisitions Assistant, Academic Studies Press – Brighton, Massachusetts

Academic Studies Press, located in Brighton, MA, is seeking an acquisitions associate to work 24 hours per week.


The acquisitions associate will be responsible for:

-Working with series editors to consider prospective authors

-Communicating with prospective and current authors

-Performing initial evaluations on proposals

-Maintaining relationships with series editors

-Negotiating contracts

-Organizing information about all projects

-Preparing for and attending conferences

-Acting as liaison between the press and its authors


The qualified candidate will have the following:

-An academic background, with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, ideally in the social sciences or humanities

-The ability to work independently and with others

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in writing, over the telephone, and in person

-The ability to multitask

-Excellent organizational skills

-Computer literacy and ability to use computer programs including Word, Excel, database programs, and document and image files.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

-Interest and/or background in Slavic studies and/or Jewish studies

-Experience in publishing and/or acquisitions

-Experience in contract negotiation

This is a part-time position (24 hours a week) with the potential of turning into a full-time position after 6 months. Compensation: $15 per hour.  Employees will need to be able to commute to our office in Brighton three days per week




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