Assistant Acquisitions Editor

  • 400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1970, we are the premier global publisher and the essential source of news and analysis for over 150,000 tax professionals, with correspondents in more than 125 countries, and a staff of almost 200. You can find out more about us at

Tax Analysts offers a casual work environment -- pet friendly and relaxed dress code -- where talented individuals come together to produce great work. Our staff enjoys free covered parking, free coffee and tea, and exercise room with showers, and a working environment that embraces team collaboration and innovation. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career and still have time for what's important to you personally, such as family, travel, education, or giving back to the community.

We are committed to providing a workplace that offers family-friendly policies and a flexible atmosphere that caters to the needs of working professionals. We strive to offer a realistic work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package. 

Job Description


Oversees basic administrative functions of Acquisitions department, including but not limited to tracking of author payments, general correspondence with outside authors, and updating of records.


  • Researches, acquires, and verifies author contact information concerning potential outreach projects.
  • Corresponds with current and potential authors regarding basic issues related to publishing of their articles.
  • Tracks weekly published articles and ensures that authors are paid.
  • Records and updates team calendar.
  • Monitors various websites to collect material regarding timely and relevant tax topics.
  • Creates shells for documents as assigned or required, and enters necessary information in Content Management System.
  • Maintains department databases and directories.
  • Works with editors and production department staff to meet established deadlines.
  • Some editing of author submissions and content creation for "Coming Soon" and crossword puzzle sections in magazine. 
  • May proofread and perform light copy editing for consistency, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Cross-trains with other department members and acts as backup for other team members as required or assigned.


  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated, well-organized, with good attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency in Windows, Office, electronic databases, and web searching
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Ability to meet strict daily and weekly deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated dependability through punctual attendance



  • College degree in English, journalism, communications, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of related experience (customer service, communication, administrative, and/or print and electronic publishing)
  • Computer proficiency in Windows, Office, electronic databases, and web searching


Additional Information

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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