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Fri Feb 18 2011

Jobs: Senior Acquisitions Editor, Languages, Georgetown U Press

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        1.     Georgetown University Press , Senior Acquisitions Editor, Languages, Georgetown University Press, USA

Message 1: Senior Acquisitions Editor, Languages, Georgetown University Press, USA
Date: 17-Feb-2011
From: Georgetown University Press <gupressgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: Senior Acquisitions Editor, Languages, Georgetown University Press, USA
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University or Organization: Georgetown University Press
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://press.georgetown.edu/
Job Rank: Senior Acquisitions Editor, Languages

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Description:

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.

Send cover letter and resume as email attachments to the
application email address below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: gupressgeorgetown.edu
Contact Information:
Georgetown University Press
Email: gupressgeorgetown.edu

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