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Editorial Director (Maternity Cover)

Do you have experience of overseeing the production of digital products for the education market and a keen strategic and commercially focussed approach to editorial management? We’re looking for an Editorial Director to join a leading publisher in Oxford to manage a team of editorial staff and continue to implement the strategy to grow the digital product portfolio. This is a maternity cover to start ASAP.

Key duties:

  • Using market and customer knowledge, develop and implement the strategy and product roadmap for the programme
  • Direct the commissioning of primary source content to achieve annual product launch targets
  • Lead the editorial team, ensuring objectives are clear and team are supported and motivated to achieve goals
  • Assess product proposals and ensure commercial viability
  • Oversee and approve contract negotiations with archives and libraries
  • Manage finances to enable accurate financial reporting at both programme and product level
  • Assess product P&Ls and financial plans
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders across departments both locally and internationally
  • Keep abreast of market trends and development, feeding this knowledge back to the business where relevant

Experience / skills required:

  • A strong commercial focus and demonstrable experience of directing and managing a digital resource portfolio
  • Experience working in a digital product development and production environment 
  • Industry knowledge and market awareness to inform product decisions
  • A solid understanding of product and platform development
  • An understanding of academic and library buying patterns, and the factors that drive purchase and usage of online primary source collections
  • People management including management of international teams and direct management of UK teams

For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to

Contact:             Stephanie Hall

Tel:                    0203 574 4422

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Editorial Director (Maternity Cover)

Atwood Tate, Oxford
Full-time, Maternity Contract, Temporary
Academic, Educational
Editor, Management, Digital, Digital Editorial, Digital Production, Editorial
Salary description: 
Available on request