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Featured Head of Books Programme


£58,194 – £64,560 + Strong Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a world leading not-for-profit STM society as their Head of Books, on a maternity cover contract, with responsibility for developing their digital books strategy and a business case to transform their overall books business.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing STEM


Duration  Full Time

Type  Contract

Start Date  ASAP


Reporting to the Publishing Director your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop vision and strategy for the books programme in line with Publishing strategy
  • Delivery ambitious commissioning and publishing targets
  • Own and be accountable for the books programme P&L
  • Propose, develop and implement new book products, partnerships and acquisitions
  • Influencing and liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Direct line management and overall team supervision.

Suitable candidates will have extensive experience of leading the strategic and commercial development of a books programme and experience of managing books editorial and production teams or transferable experience from other aspects of academic publishing. Team/line management experience will be required along with a sound understanding of digital book sales, access models and publishing processes.

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

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