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Exclusive, Featured Associate Director, Research Journals – FTC 12 months


£Competitive + bonus + benefits

Our client, a leading independent academic and professional publisher is looking for an Associate Director (12 month FTC) to lead a team within the Journals Editorial department. The role involves developing strategy in a designated subject area or product type and leading others to deliver on the strategy through their commissioning and publishing. This is a great opportunity to join a thriving team of highly productive people who are responsible for the management, development and growth of a large portfolio of high-quality journals.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  12 month contract

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Lead a team to achieve their targets and to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Be responsible for developing the quality, profile, market share and financial performance of titles within the assigned portfolios
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with external partners
  • Oversee the successful negotiation and renewal of contracts, providing guidance on financial decisions and commitments
  • Assess business opportunities, confidently advising and leading on activities for new business acquisitions
  • Prepare and review profit and loss statements accurately
  • Identify current and future market trends
  • Represent the department in specific areas of process, systems or cross-departmental collaboration to lead, develop and implement projects that support operational strategies and goals.

Suitable candidates for this role will have extensive experience in journals publishing with some proven and successful acquisition experience. Having a deep understanding of industry trends and best practice and being able to apply this knowledge to product development is essential. Individuals with effective people management skills and the ability to lead and make decisions whilst maintaining a high level of adaptability will thrive in this role. Financial acumen and good commercial judgment is necessary, if you have previous experience in developing profitable lists that would be an advantage. Project management, prioritisation skills and a proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + bonus + benefits.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 743. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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