Acquisitions Editor, Sage Video

Acquisitions Editor, Sage Video


If you’re passionate about making a difference, value flexibility and autonomy, and are looking for a supportive and inclusive environment, consider making Sage your next career move.

The role is responsible for the strategic development of new Sage Video collections which will be sold into the global academic library market and non-academic markets on the Sage Knowledge platform. The person in this position will be the product lead for new, annual video collections, taking the collections from concept and content planning to launch, representing each collection with both internal and external stakeholders. This position is part of the Global Editorial Learning team at Sage, working in a dynamic area of the business to significantly increase Sage’s online product portfolio for its library customers.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Editorial lead for] new video collections and keeping all internal and external stakeholders informed of development progress, risks and wins
  • Formulate and develop the content plan for the collection, including finalizing its taxonomy, identifying and commissioning Editorial Advisory Board members, and identifying content types and sources, working in collaboration with other Video team colleagues.
  • Identifying, commissioning, and managing all original production video, working alongside the video development team and helping in identifying potential licensing partners and licensed content for the video collection, working closely with the development team and Manager, Video Licensing.
  • Working effectively with internal (e.g., other team members) and external (e.g., freelancers or production houses) stakeholders to ensure the content developed is created in-line with strategy.
  • Working effectively with other Editors in the business, for example, in the College, Library, or Journals divisions, to increase opportunities for using content from our network of authors, editors, societies.
  • Identify pedagogical needs for this video collection in terms of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary subject areas for which it is intended.
  • Attend university campuses and conferences as required, including academic or Sales conferences.
  • Follow industry news, blogs and other reports on course trends in higher education (e.g., curricula being developed, how video may be used alongside other resources).

Qualifications & Education

  • Commissioning experience in a digital or text-based product development is preferred. Candidates with equivalent experience and competencies in a related job function will be considered if this can be shown.
  • Ability to plan, organize, research, analyze and prioritize to achieve results.
  • Ability to work independently within a team-oriented environment; to able to self-motivate but also collaborate effectively as required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and creatively solve problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good judgment, decision-making and negotiation skills as required for an Editorial position of this nature.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

If you have a disability and you need any support during the application process, please contact hr. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency & Benefits Package:

Sage Publishing is committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect. Sage is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Compensation at Sage is influenced by several factors, including but not limited to skill set, nature and level of experience, qualifications, and other relevant considerations. Please note that the compensation details listed in U.S. role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include bonuses or benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and additional aspects of the compensation/benefits package for this position during the hiring process. If your desired salary falls outside of this range, we hope you’ll still apply as there may be other positions that better align.

In addition to compensation, Sage offers a highly competitive and comprehensive PPO medical, dental, and vision care benefits package with SAGE covering most of the premium costs. Unique program benefits that support a healthy life, a company-sponsored anniversary trip every 5 years, a 401(k)-matching program of 100% up to 5% of pay, and other significant meaningful benefits. In alignment with our value for education, Sage offers financial support for bachelor’s and graduate-level degree programs as well as learning for personal interest.

Sage offers freedom and autonomy in your day-to-day with hybrid or remote work, depending on the role. Join the nearly 2,000 Sage employees worldwide who deliver products and services that serve to fulfill our noble goal of education and dissemination of knowledge globally. We’d love to meet you!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sage Publishing is committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and partnership status, pregnancy and parental responsibilities, race, religion and belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We believe that diversity is a cornerstone of a vibrant culture. We want Sage to be an organization where the most talented staff and high-potential staff are recruited, have the opportunity to grow, and want to work. We strive to achieve a better representation of diverse talent at all levels, including leadership, across our workforce.


Learning & UK Teaching


United States

Yearly salary

$64,064 – $80,080

Remote Status

Fully remote

Employment Type