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Commissioning Editor - 14 months FTC

A Commissioning Editor FTC opportunity has become available in the Research Methods team of an amazing international academic publisher. In this role, you will be leading the commissioning and development of new collections in the fields of research and social sciences, including video content and how-to guides.

Key accountabilities:

  • Working with the Publisher on the new product development strategy , to generate ideas for new modules and proposals
  • Leading the editorial strategy against commissioning targets, taking responsibility for meeting launch dates and delivering content throughout the workflow
  • Ensuring smooth project management during all stages of project schedule
  • Scoping the market for potential licensing partners for new collections
  • Managing 1 or more members of the editorial team

This role is ideal for someone with a good editorial foundation in either academic or digital publishing, and strong project management, communication and organisation skills.

The role can be home-based, with occasional meetings in the London office.

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 - 14 months FTC

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