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Exclusive Associate Editor, Research Methods – Scholarly Publishing – 14 Month FTC


£Competitive + bonus + benefits

Our client, a leading independent academic and professional publisher is looking for an Associate Editor (14 month FTC) to lead on commissioning and developing content for new collections. Joining a team that is responsible for the development of new digital-first content for teaching and learning about research methods, this is an exciting role working in a dynamic part of the organisation. The role will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver diverse engaging content.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  14 Month FTC

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Lead on a dedicated collection to deliver and meet commissioning targets
  • Take responsibility for product launch dates
  • Contribute significantly to the creation of content modules by developing commissioning strategies
  • Manage the peer review/script and footage review process to ensure high quality of content
  • Work closely with authors, external content partners and vendors to make sure content is submitted to deadlines and developed to an excellent academic standard
  • Undertake a range of administrative duties that support timely delivery of content to production
  • Identify potential licensing partners for new collections
  • Train Editorial Assistants, and mentor and line manage interns
  • Commission content to budget
  • Assist with the development of content strategy
  • Contribute positively to departmental and cross departmental meetings and look for opportunities to improve workflows and processes.

Ideal candidates will have commissioning experience in digital or print-based product development and can work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills are essential with the ability to delegate effectively. Due to the nature of the role a strong attention to detail is essential and the ability to work independently but also as part of a team is required. Good relationship management skills will help build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with authors. Strong IT skills particularly Microsoft Office is desired.

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 744. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.
Early applications are preferred.

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