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Featured Commissioning Editor – Editorial, Business & Management Library


£Competitive + benefits + bonus

Our client, a leading academic and professional publisher with significant global presence is looking to recruit a Commissioning Editor to join their successful Editorial team. This exciting opportunity is part of a growing and dynamic part of the business that focuses on increasing the digital product portfolio offering. The role will focus on commissioning content for new Business and Management digital products for academic libraries, turning the product vision into an actionable commissioning plan.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Permanent

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for commissioning content across Business & Management digital products
  • Contribute to the strategic editorial plans for new products in collaboration with the Executive Editor
  • Negotiate contracts and other agreements with editors, authors, and other contributors
  • Evaluate content for fit with audience and product vision
  • Deliver content on schedule and on budget
  • Clearly and effectively communicate the vision and product goals to customers and prospective collaborators
  • Prepare and provide to Marketing and Sales departments necessary product and competitor information
  • Develop relationships and build a network of potential authors and editors
  • Meet with and speak to leading academics in the subject area to ensure products meet market needs.

Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of academic publishing and some previous commissioning experience in Business & Management is preferred. You will need strong organisational and research skills, alongside budgeting and cost management experience. The ability and confidence to work independently within a team-oriented environment is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills will aid the relationship management of internal and external stakeholders which is central to the role. Demonstrable creative problem solving would be advantageous.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus bonus and strong 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 737. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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