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Exclusive, Featured Associate Director – Research Journals


£64,530 – 77,530 + benefits + bonus

An esteemed global research publisher, renowned for its exceptional growth over the past decade, is actively seeking an accomplished Associate Director, Research Journals to join their dynamic Editorial team. The pivotal role entails leading a team and formulating strategies for a designated journal portfolio.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Associate Director, Research Journals: Key responsibilities

  • Lead a team to achieve their targets and to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Contribute to the leadership and development of the department through active participation in the Department Managers Group and other relevant structures
  • Responsible for developing the quality, profile, market share and financial performance of titles within the assigned portfolios
  • Build and maintain positive relationships acting as an ambassador for the organisation with the wider industry, developing the status and reputation as an international publisher in the necessary subject areas
  • Oversee the successful negotiation and renewal of contracts, providing guidance on financial decisions and approving contracts, in accordance with defined parameters
  • Assess business opportunities, confidently advising and leading on activities for new business acquisitions
  • Prepare and review profit and loss statements accurately, analysing them in the context of commercial requirements and the competitive environment
  • Identify current and future market trends; contribute to and assist in the implementation of the editorial strategy

Associate Director, Research Journals: Skills/experience

  • Extensive experience in journals publishing, ideally including proven and successful acquisitions experience
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Financial acumen and sound commercial judgement, with a track record of profitable list development
  • High level relationship management, communication and interpersonal skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Highly effective delegation skills and the ability to cascade information appropriately
  • Strategic awareness, including a deep understanding of industry trends and best practice, and the ability to apply this knowledge to craft journal projects and tactical planning
  • Expert project management and prioritisation skills and a high level of adaptability
  • Proficient in standard IT packages, including Microsoft Office

A competitive salary of £64,530-77,530, bonus, and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 849. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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