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Exclusive Commissioning Editor, Digital Humanities & Social Sciences – 12-month FTC


Competitive salary and strong benefits

An award-winning, successful and growing digital academic publisher of primary source archive collections in the arts and humanities, is seeking a Commissioning Editor to research, commission and develop new projects.

Industry  Higher Education Library Reference Scholarly Publishing


Duration  12 Months

Type  Full Time

Start Date  ASAP


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-paced environment and passionate team to work across a range of subject areas including literature, history, and cultural studies, leading the development of collections providing digitised content to aid teaching and research.

Reporting to the Publisher your main responsibilities include:

  • Generate new project ideas and act as the lead editor for new digital projects
  • Develop new projects and commission new content to a high standard
  • Carry out market research on new project ideas
  • Meet with faculty and librarians on a regular basis, build academic networks and relevant contacts to assist with the development of new project ideas and the commissioning of new content
  • Prepare detailed proposals and costings based on your research
  • Grow a network of authors and manage a peer review process
  • Visit archives around the world to research and select appropriate primary sources for new projects
  • Develop projects to the point of readiness for handover to editorial production teams
  • Attend conferences to meet new potential authors, conduct market research with occasional opportunities to participate in external presentations.

The successful candidate will have 2+ years commissioning experience within a scholarly publishing setting along with proven track record in project managing the development of humanities or social science content or products. You will be a good negotiator, have excellent communication and presentation skills and have excellent commercial and creative instincts. An interest in digital resources as an educational and research tool would be an advantage.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and strong benefits.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 672. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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