American Mathematical Society, Publishing Division

1363 22047Position ID: AMSWeb-ACQED [#22047]
Position Title: Acquisitions Editor
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2023/02/02, finished 2024/02/03)
Position Description:    

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Acquisitions Editor 

Providence, RI (This position is required to be in-office with hybrid potential) 

The American Mathematical Society (AMS), founded in 1888, is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the diverse global mathematical community through our publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs. The AMS has 30,000 members worldwide and offices in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington, DC. 

At the AMS we value excellence, inclusivity and teamwork. We work at the forefront of advancing and connecting the diverse mathematical community worldwide, and we are seeking curious, innovative, collaborative individuals to join our team.
  • Hybrid work policy and excellent work-life balance 
  • Generous benefit offerings including: 
    • 9.5% employer contribution to 403(a) Retirement Plan 
    • 100% employer-paid Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
    • Medical and Dental coverage with Employer cost share 
    • Voluntary Vision, Life/AD&D, and Long-term Care Insurance available through payroll deduction
  • 12 paid holidays 
  • Paid time off starting at 21 days/ year 
  • $500 Computing benefit to be used for set up of home office (for applicable roles) 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and a welcoming environment 
The Acquisitions Editor acquires books for the Society’s publishing program and has primary responsibility for the series published under the MAA Press imprint. The Acquiring Editor will collaborate internally with members of the Acquisitions team, Production, Creative Services, and Marketing. The Acquisitions Editor works collaboratively with the Publisher, with editorial boards for books and with AMS co-publication partners. The Acquisitions Editor will report to the Publisher. 

  • Pursue an active and efficient acquisition policy through correspondence, appropriate trips and meetings, telephone, consultations with appropriate advisors. 
  • Prepare publication contracts. 
  • Sign (fully executed contract) approximately 15 books per year in line with AMS strategic book publishing objectives. 
  • Maintain close contacts with MAA Press book series editorial committees, supervise evaluation of projects by these editorial committees. Collaborate with AMS book series editorial committees. 
  • Work closely with the Publisher and other members of the Editorial Department to contribute to the department’s yearly operating and budget plans. 
  • Supervise final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production. 
  • Review and discuss new projects and plan with editorial colleagues. 
  • Contribute to setting scientific and editorial standards for books. 
  • Participate in development of strategic plans for book acquisitions activities. 
  • Analyze and enhance current AMS publishing practices, and foster new initiatives consistent with strategic planning. 
  • Work closely with potential and existing book authors to ensure positive interactions with staff. 
  • Attend relevant major mathematical events, including the annual Joint Mathematical Meeting, MathFest, sectional meetings (AMS and MAA), and selected national and international conferences. 
  • A Bachelor degree in mathematics or a related discipline is required. A graduate qualification in mathematical sciences, higher education, or related fields is preferred. 
  •  Experience as an instructor within the US undergraduate mathematics curriculum. 
  • Must possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in scholarly publishing desirable. 
  • A thorough understanding of the academic purpose and mission that guides society publishing. 
  • All American Mathematical Society employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 
  • This position is required to be in-office with hybrid potential 

 The American Mathematical Society is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all individuals, regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability status, economic background, veteran, or immigration status, or any other social or physical component of their identity.

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Postal Mail:
201 Charles St.
Providence, RI