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Digital Commissioning Editor

A leading digital academic publisher is seeking a creative Digital Commissioning Editor to join their team. You will be responsible for commissioning new projects and leading the development of their arts & humanities collections, providing digital primary source content to support teaching and research. This role is based in Wiltshire.

Key duties:

•           Conduct research and create project outlines for a broad range of humanities collections

•           Visit national and international museums and archives, and attend conferences as required

•           Build and maintain strong professional relationships with libraries and academics

•           Negotiate contract deals with museums and archives

•           Be responsible for leading project development, from first concept through to handover

•           Provide line management to the Development Assistant

Experience / skills required:

•           Editorial and commissioning experience within an academic publishing environment would be desirable

•           A passion for history and the humanities, with an interest in primary source content

•           Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills

•           Strong commercial awareness and an academic background would be advantageous

•           An interest in digital resources and education

•           Early applications will be prioritised

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

Contact:        Claire Carrington-Smith         

Tel:               01865 339 532       

Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Digital Commissioning Editor

Atwood Tate, Wiltshire
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Educational, Publisher
Project Management, Product Management, Digital Editorial, Editorial
Salary description: 
Available on request
commissioning, digital, Project development, academic, editorial