Wolters Kluwer Acquisitions Editor in Helena, Montana

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider, with approximately 2,600 employees in 36 countries worldwide, of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Professionals and students have long relied on the company's textbooks, reference products, and journals. Their bibliographic, reference and pharmaceutical databases, drug information software, point-of-care tools, web-based information systems and online continuing education products also support the delivery of health information via intractive formats. The Health division is comprised of four business units of which Professional & Education is one.

The Professional & Education business group, under the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.LWW.com) brand, publishes critical information, including many of the world's leading textbooks, reference tools and related products published for medical, nursing and other health professionals and students. LWW provides essential information for healthcare professionals in print and electronic formats, including textbooks, journals, CD-ROM, and via Intranets and the Internet.

The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for growing their program through the signing and publication of textbooks, monographs, learning solutions, and databases. The Acquisitions Editor will strategically acquire first editions, secure revisions for existing books and electronic resources, and otherwise manage content that is appropriate for multiple digital channels including, but not limited to, ebooks and databases. This position is ultimately responsible for defining the vision and scope for new and revised product and for executing on that strategy, while coordinating with marketing, sales, and content development on the successful publication and launch of that product.

In partnership with Product Marketing and Sales, the Acquisitions Editor will develop product messaging that successfully communicates product value propositions that are grounded on critical market success factors as well as clearly communicate expectations to involved parties, both internal and external.

*This position can be based in Philadelphia, PA or can consider highly qualified remote candidates.


  • Develop and acquire new content and sign new editions and other content required for digital solutions

  • Monitor profitability of existing products, and build franchises for key brands across multiple disciplines

  • Research and initiate new ideas, by interviewing faculty, practitioners, and students at related schools, hospitals, and other institutions to ensure products are developed based on market needs

  • Attend professional meetings and interact with contributors, consultants, and editors

  • Prepare and present publishing proposals, including sales estimates and P&Ls, to be considered at Publishing Committee Meetings

  • Once projects are approved, contract preparation and negotiation with authors

  • With colleagues in marketing present titles to partners in sales and create excitement surrounding new publications

  • Monitor current and pending acquisitions at various stages of development

  • Ensure product success and monitor sales performance during the life of edition

  • In partnership with product development, marketing and sales, develop customer-facing product messaging and go-to-market strategies

  • Perform other related tasks as needed

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent acquisitions publishing experience

  • 3+ years of experience including 3 years with editorial acquisitions/marketing in book publishing or related field

  • Experience in the oversight of print and online product development

  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task in an innovative work environment

  • Ability to determine customer needs and market trends through general research, journals, visits to college campuses and attendance at professional meetings, as well as other avenues

  • Familiarity with budgets and forecasting process

  • Ability to determine travel plans relating to use of resources to meet goals

  • Ability and willingness to travel to meet business goals and objectives

  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills

  • Strong customer relationship management and partnership skills

  • Effective presentation skills, oral and written, adjusting delivery to target audience

  • Experience with facilitation of group discussion, dialogue and the consensus process

  • Organized, detail oriented, effectively meets deadlines, sets priorities

  • Spot patterns, think critically and solve problems, possess a passion for learning

  • Big picture vision,

Travel: This position requires 25% travel, can be nationwide


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (4985) 4771.

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