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Featured Publisher, Research Methods – Academic Publishing


£52,300 – £64,300 + benefits + bonus

Our client, a successful global research publisher is recruiting for a Publisher to join their dynamic editorial team to commission and develop a diverse range of multimedia content. The platform is dedicated to supporting excellence in research methods teaching and learning. Ideal candidates will value the impact of academic research and have a passion for digital publishing so they can contribute to the advancement of academic publishing excellence. This role includes management responsibility for a team of Senior Commissioning Editors to ensure the successful implementation of commercially strong products.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Publisher, Research Methods: Key responsibilities


  • Management responsibility for a team of Senior Commissioning Editor/Commissioning Editors(s), Associate Editor(s), Assistant Editor(s), and/or Editorial Assistant(s)
  • Ensure the team’s successful development of commercially successful products following their strategic goals, working with other Research Methods product team members collaboratively on this work
  • Support the development of longer-term strategies for Research Methods products working closely with other colleagues
  • Collaborate with the wider departmental colleagues as appropriate including Sales, Marketing, and Production
  • Responsible for the budget for Editorial team members and content acquisition
  • Independently represent Publishing 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.

Publisher, Research Methods: Skills/experience


  • You will have good experience as a line manager, able to demonstrate effective one-to-one as well as team management
  • You will have the ability to set and follow through on priorities, as well as manage performance and motivate and develop reports/teams. This involves setting, tracking, and ultimately taking responsibility for the commissioning targets for the editorial team to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality online content that is competitive in the market
  • You will have significant commissioning experience within an academic / higher education publishing context or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence
  • You will be confident in creating positive, engaged working relationships with our authors, contributors, reviewers, and other external partners as appropriate
  • You can demonstrate effective decision-making and problem-solving
  • You have excellent organizational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to delegate efficiently
  • You can work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Finally, being able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for digital publishing and/or the value of academic research to our end users would also be an advantage.

A salary of £52, 300 – £64, 300 plus 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 871. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510 or Contact us using our online form.

Early applications are preferred.

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