Acquisition Editor At Amazon Publishing Services LLC

Acquisition Editor – Amazon Publishing

Job type: Full-time
Job category: Editorial/Publishing
Hiring Organization: Services LLC
Job ID: 2576268
Location: New York City, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

About the Role:

Amazon Publishing is seeking a dynamic Acquisition Editor to join the team, focusing on acquiring science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction novels for the 47North imprint. This role involves discovering exceptional content, managing author and agent relationships, and collaborating with various teams to deliver quality books and author experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, evaluate, and develop submissions for 47North, including monitoring trends and sales data.
  • Collaborate with authors to develop their work and careers.
  • Work closely with internal teams to shepherd work from manuscript through publication.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with literary agents.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong track record in discovering, developing, and publishing bestselling titles.
  • Strong negotiation skills and knowledge of publishing contracts and P&Ls.
  • Project management experience with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical thinking paired with editorial sensibility.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team setting.
  • Proficiency in office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Salesforce.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad list of agent contacts.
  • 5+ years of content acquisition or development experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with ETL, SQL, and data handling/analysis.


The base pay for this position ranges from $63,800/year to $153,400/year based on geographic market and job-related factors. Additional compensation such as equity and sign-on payments may be provided as part of the total compensation package.

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