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Acquisition Editor

We’re looking for acquisitions editors who share our excitement about new ideas and our commitment to craftsmanship. As an acquisitions editor, you’ll identify trending topics and find outstanding authors who can write in our Pragmatic style—friendly, hands-on, brief, and to the point. We publish the highest-quality books for programmers, managers, and technologists, and we’re known for our books on up-and-coming technologies, open source, and agile methods.

Take a look at the current list of Pragmatic Bookshelf titles.

You should have direct industry experience acquiring technical books, a wide array of current technical contacts, and an understanding of what it takes to search out compelling technical book topics, find new authors, and bring them in. We’re looking for acquisitions editors who share our values of respect and mutual collaboration.

Why work with us? We’re a well-respected, innovative publisher. We’re agile and author-focused, and we care deeply about the topics we publish on. Our editors work from home, and compensation is royalty-based on a 1099 (independent contractor) basis. We live on the net, and our authors and readers do too.

Contact, and put “Acquisitions Editor” in the subject line. Tell us in about 300 words why you’d be a good fit for us. If possible, link to your previous work. We’d love to hear from you.