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For over 270 years De Gruyter (pronounced: [də ˈgʁɔʏ̯tɐ]) has found, published, and distributed the work of pioneering scientists and scholars. To this day, we publish cutting-edge research in 30 disciplines, ranging from Material Sciences to Theology and the Arts. From our offices Basel, Berlin, Boston, Munich, Beijing, Warsaw, and Vienna we make knowledge available to the world. And we never stop learning —we embrace new trends and constantly build on our expertise. Do you want to know? Welcome to De Gruyter!


   Boston   |      Freelancer   |      AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE

We are looking for a passionate US-, Canada-, or UK-based acquisitions editor to join our Language, Literature & Culture Editorial team. You will be responsible for acquiring new publication projects to help us expand our Literary & Cultural Studies portfolio. This is a freelance position with a fixed-term contract from August 1, 2020 until July 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

Your tasks

  • Strategic development and international alignment of our Literary & Cultural Studies portfolio in close coordination with our Berlin-based Acquisitions Editors for Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Acquisition of publication projects in the fields of English, German, and Cultural Studies with a focus on the North American and UK market
  • Representing De Gruyter at academic conferences in North America and the UK

Your profile

  • You have experience in acquiring and/or commissioning book projects
  • A PhD in English, German, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies or a related field is strongly preferred
  • You possess a lively academic network in the field of literary and/or cultural studies and regularly attend academic conferences in the US, Canada and/or the UK
  • You are intellectually curious with a passion for finding and developing innovative publishing projects
  • You have excellent communication and negotiation skills and a demonstrated interpersonal ability in relations with authors and editors

We offer you

  • An exciting, challenging role with one of the innovation drivers of the publishing industry
  • Attractive remuneration on a project-by-project basis
  • A flexible working schedule which allows you the time and space to explore your interests and expand your network
  • Passionate and experienced colleagues in diverse teams