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Commissioning Editor

About the role:


Cambridge University Press Academic division is looking for a Commissioning Editor to drive forward the development of the STM Open Access journal programme. You will work across STM to drive forward the creation, development and delivery of a significant number of Open Access titles.


You will be responsible for ideating and scoping new journals, some in partnership with scientific societies, as well as responding to OA RFPs.  You will drive through business proposals and oversee the development, launch and delivery of titles according to plan. You will contribute to the overall scalability and development of the OA programme through a variety of key projects and initiatives. 


About you:


You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have proven project management competencies, experience of working in a publishing environment, and the ability to multi-task on projects. You will have experience of ideating and scoping new STM publishing products. Experience in creating proposals alongside launching new publications is essential.


You will also possess a range of strong behavioural traits, from outstanding attention to detail, to being highly organised with excellent written and verbal communication skills.​ We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable candidate who can work independently within a global team, and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholder groups across the business.


About us:


Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential. 


Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.


Why us?


A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.


To apply, please complete the online application by 4 October 2017 –






Commissioning Editor

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Publisher, STM
Editor, Editorial
Salary description: 
£31,220 to £36,840

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