Jobs at Manning

Acquisitions Editor

Updated June 19, 2015

We have an opening for a full-time Acquisitions Editor to acquire quality books and authors in the field of web technologies and related subjects. The ideal applicant will have experience in a similar role and be looking to move to a leading publisher with greater responsibility and flexibility in their day-to-day role. Some experience with computer technologies would be a major asset. Candidates without experience in publishing but who have a background in technology are encouraged to apply as well.

What you'll be doing:

To Apply for this Position:

This is a remote working role and the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and workload while maintaining a high level of quality output and consistent performance. In return, Manning Publications offers a unique opportunity to work with flexible working hours and remuneration based partly on performance. To register your interest in the role please email a cover letter along with your resume to with AE-2015-06 in the subject line.

Developmental Editor

Manning Publications Co. seeks a Developmental Editor to work directly with book authors to create high-quality manuscripts on time. Ideal candidate is a critical thinker who skillfully identifies and articulates weaknesses in a manuscript's organization and writing, adopts a coaching/mentoring role with authors, firmly but diplomatically communicates with authors, works both independently and in a distributed team environment, and reliably meets deadlines. Candidates must possess passing knowledge of software concepts and technologies (such as mobile application development, responsive design, cloud computing, big data and analytics, and agile and lean development). This is a great position for someone looking for part-time work (15-20 hours a week).


[Please note: This position does not include copy editing duties]



Previous experience in a book publishing environment

To Apply for this Position:

Email your resume and two references to with job #1404MannDE in the subject line. If selected for an interview, be prepared to complete an editing sample. This is a freelance, telecommute opportunity (no travel).

About Manning Publications

Manning is an independent publisher of computer books for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and all who are professionally involved with the computer business. We also publish for students and young programmers, including occasionally for children. We are an entirely virtual organization based on Shelter Island, New York, with many staff working from far-flung places like Manila and Zagreb.