Position Description
Press Texas A&M University Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Acquisitions Editor


Texas A&M University Press seeks an acquisitions editor in natural history, natural resource science, and agriculture to provide continuity and bring new ideas to a well-established publishing program.

Fields of expertise preferred include but are not limited to regional and national trade in natural history, field guides, and conservation; rangeland and wildlife science; gardening and horticulture; and water and coastal issues. The list currently includes successful and active book series that focus on rivers, the Gulf Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, conservation leadership, working lands, and wildlife management.

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree and three years publishing experience, broadly conceived; general editing skills; knowledge of academic research and publishing standards; some familiarity with university press peer review and contract processes; and a willingness to raise outside funds as needed. The position requires travel to academic meetings and Texas A&M System campuses, the ability to multitask, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Salary commensurate and competitive.

The successful candidate will report to the editor in chief and be responsible for acquiring and developing approximately 20 to 25 scholarly and trade books each year. The successful candidate will be joining a cohesive editorial department that includes two experienced acquisitions editors, two experienced manuscript editors, excellent support staff, and a thriving intern and student worker program.

At Texas A&M University Press, we emphasize collaboration, university relations, national outreach, and close attention to authors and manuscripts. We are a congenial team of publishing professionals, well supported by our administration, faculty advisory committee, and advancement board. Currently, the press publishes fifty to sixty books a year and provides distribution services for eight other publishers through the Texas Book Consortium.

Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, population 120,000, offering the benefits of living in a large university community, with proximity to both Austin and Houston.

Texas A&M University is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity institution, committed to excellence through diversity.

Application may be made through the Texas A&M University Workday site here:


For more information, see the above link or contact Jay Dew, editor in chief, at jaydew@tamu.edu.