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As a vital member of the Software Development content team, the Content Acquisitions Editor is responsible for supporting and executing on an ongoing content strategy with a focus on project managing content already in the pipeline as well as acquiring select new content across a variety of product formats including video, online training courses, blog posts, books, short reports, and audio content. This editor works with platform, production, marketing and sales teams to deliver content that is focused around our learning promise.

About the Job:

The Content Acquisitions Editor collaborates with fellow editors and our talent—subject matter experts who are also well-renowned trainers, writers, and speakers—to help grow O’Reilly’s online training platform and book publishing operation through careful content acquisitions, project development, and curation.

The right candidate for this position will have served in an editorial capacity within the publishing or online media industries and possesses a keen interest in working on Software Development topics. This is a high-impact role with an opportunity to influence key content verticals for the company. This position reports to the Senior Content Director, Software Development, and is a remote opportunity.


* Execute on—and help support—an ongoing content strategy for the online training platform and book publishing operation that includes a mix of video, live training, audio, and text-based products.

* Work closely with various internal departments; editorial, online platform, and production staff; and externally, with talent.

* Demonstrate effective project management of multiple titles/projects and ensure that all projects release on time and within budget.

* Identify problem areas in content and recommend solutions.

* Build and manage relationships for our talent network.

* Become intimately familiar with content in the training platform

* Work to understand the enterprise learning and training needs of our platform users

* Serve as an internal subject matter expert for assigned topic areas

* Participate in industry events, O’Reilly conferences where appropriate and at the discretion of the Senior Content Director.

* Support sales and marketing with detailed content information during the marketing and sales processes.

About You:

You are a continuous learner, self-starter and problem solver with an interest to grow your skills as an acquisitions editor and content developer. Your ability to execute on a content strategy through collaboration and a willingness to learn the subject area is essential to your success.

* Strong project management skills

* Strong written, presentation, and verbal communication skills

* Ability to work on tight deadlines

* Ability to effectively communicate with customers, talent, product, design, production, sales and content colleagues

* Ability to maintain high professional standards in interacting with others—inside and outside of the company—at all times

* A strong interest in building learning content and training materials in a variety of formats including text, video, audio, and online training courses

* Completion of a summer publishing program and/or coding bootcamp is a plus, but not required

Minimum Qualifications:

* 4-year college degree in English, communications, computer science, or other relevant field, or a combination of relevant education and experience

* 3-5 years editorial experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibilities

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