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ACQUIRING EDITOR, ORBIS BOOKS

ACQUIRING EDITOR, ORBIS BOOKS, Maryknoll, NY

Who We Are:

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers – also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America – was founded in 1911 with the support of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to be the chief mission outreach of the American Catholic Church. 

For more information about us and our ministries, visit: www.maryknoll.us

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Orbis Books Acquisitions Editor develops authors and book projects for undergraduate and graduate level studies in key subject areas including ethics, theology, biblical studies, missiology, and gender studies, as well as religious studies for the general reader. The successful candidate will be able to solicit, develop, and deliver production-ready MSS for a minimum of 12 titles per year. Reporting directly to the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, the Acquisitions Editor also attends key professional conferences, contributes to the development of a balanced editorial program, and collaborates with Marketing and Sales to maximize outreach to key constituencies and markets.

Background and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in theology, ethics, religious studies
  • 3-5 years of experience in acquisitions and/or editorial work at university press level
  • Ability to quickly evaluate competent writing, master edit, and deliver MSS on schedule
  • Excellent command of the English language and Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong computer and interpersonal skills
  • Reading knowledge of a second language a plus

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On-site; not a remote position

COVID-19 considerations:
We require COVID-19 vaccination. Employees are provided with PPE necessary for their positions. All employees go through a health screening prior to entering our buildings.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop