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Commissioning Editor

There is an incredible new Commissioning Editor role with an STM publisher in London! They are looking to develop a new range of textbooks and digital products aimed at science professionals, and need a new Commissioning Editor to lead them on this journey.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step up into a commissioning role and excited at the prospect of working with a newly launched platform of science textbooks.

The Commissioning Editor will:

  • Research and commissioning new products and authored content, ensuring timely publication and launch
  • Monitor all stages of the commissioning process through to production and final product
  • Create a long term development plan for the list, working closely with the Associate Publisher to identify market gaps and opportunities
  • Conduct market research including focus groups and surveys to feedback on product development strategies
  • Attend relevant industry events, courses and exhibitions when required

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in an academic/scientific publishing setting, and a flair for commissioning new content and managing growing product lists.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Commissioning Editor

Full-time, Permanent
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Editorial

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