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Commissioning Editor – Research Methods, 14-month FTC


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

Our client, a global academic publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years, is looking for a Commissioning Editor – Research Methods, 14-month FTC. Working within a dynamic editorial team, this role will lead the commissioning and developing of a wide range of multimedia content that will support excellence in research methods teaching and learning and independent research practice.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Contract

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Be the lead Editor for a collection delivering on ambitious commissioning targets, and taking responsibility for meeting product launch dates and workflow tracking
  • Establish an Editorial Advisory board and work with them to formulate and develop the content plan for the collection and its taxonomy
  • Identify, commission and work closely with authors to make sure content across several text and video content formats is submitted to deadlines and developed to an excellent academic standard
  • Oversee the peer review process to ensure high quality of content
  • Collaborate with the production, editorial development and global services teams to ensure timely launch of each module
  • Line-manage and mentor the Assistant Editor, and interns (as required)
  • Independently represent our client externally at national and international conferences and university campuses (as required)
  • Contribute positively to departmental and cross departmental meetings and look for opportunities to improve workflows and processes.

Successful candidates will have significant commissioning experience in digital or print based publishing ideally within an academic/higher education publishing environment. We are looking for individuals with strong organisational and prioritisation skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with many different stakeholders, internally and externally. Demonstrable creative problem solving would be advantageous. Individuals will need to be able to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrating an understanding of the broad field of diversifying and decolonizing research would be particularly beneficial in developing the content plan of this collection and collaborating with the authors and editors, but is not essential.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + benefits + bonus.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 799. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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