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Commissioning Editor – Business & Management Textbooks


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

A global research publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit a Commissioning Editor to join the Business and Management team. Working alongside colleagues in Sales, Marketing, Production and Design teams to commission great content and provide excellent publishing services to authors.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Commissioning Editor: Key responsibilities

  • Commission authors to write new books and new editions, working to a hitlist and targets
  • Manage multiple projects at different stages of the writing and publishing process to deadlines and to plan
  • Make commercial decisions, manage costs, and analyse sales and financial data
  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with authors
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues over the production, design, marketing and selling of the books you work on
  • Develop a deep knowledge of the market
  • Actively contribute to a positive team culture where everyone feels welcome and included and where we strive for continuous improvement
  • Work closely and collaboratively with an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor.

Commissioning Editor: Skills/experience

  • Able to assess opportunities for publishing new books and new editions
  • Confident in creating positive, engaged working relationships that get the most out of authors
  • Able to make sound commercial decisions that impact positively on product development and profitability
  • Effective at collaborating with internal colleagues to achieve project goals and strategic objectives
  • Able to show excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to delegate effectively
  • Able to negotiate successfully and efficiently with stakeholders
  • Knowledgeable of the academic market desirable not essential.

A competitive salary, 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 847. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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