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Featured Senior Commissioning Editor – Nursing – FTC


Competitive + bonus + benefits

Our client, a leading academic and professional publisher with significant global presence is looking to recruit a Senior Commissioning Editor to join their successful Editorial team on a FTC. This exciting opportunity will allow the postholder to develop a strategic hitlist of books in a designated subject or sub discipline, source and contract new books and new editions and will be responsible for working with under contract authors and colleagues to publish a “frontlist” of titles in line with budget.


Industry  Academic Publishing Editorial Higher Education Scholarly Textbook Publishing


Duration  12 month FTC

Type  FTC

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Developing a hitlist of books to deliver on strategic and revenue goals
  • Commissioning new titles and new editions, generating future publishing pipeline
  • Transmitting manuscripts to achieve frontlist budget
  • Working closely with authors to deliver contract projects on schedule and budget
  • Proposing and monitoring costs and agreeing pricing to achieve profitability
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously whilst working to and hitting deadlines
  • Actively looking for process improvements and cross departmental collaboration
  • Build effective working relationships internally and externally to achieve project goals and strategic objectives.

Successful candidates will have a thorough understanding or demonstrable interest of the academic books market as well as previous commissioning experience, with an excellent track record of achieving targets and making sound commercial decisions. You will be confident in creating positive, engaged, working relationships with authors, able to communicate, collaborate and influence successfully and efficiently with internal and external stakeholders. In addition, this role will be best suited to those with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills with the ability to delegate effectively.

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 773. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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