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Commissioning Editor

A leading Professional Publisher based in central London is looking for an experienced and commercially driven Commissioning Editor. You will work on their well-established lists across the entire range of electrical and electronic engineering including, wireless communications, electromagnetics, computer security and power engineering.

As Commissioning Editor, you will work alongside an Editorial Assistant, and a Commissioning Editor based in the US to publish approximately 20 books a year across a range of electrical and electronic engineering. You will be responsible for researching to find authors, managing the review and developmental process, departmental budget and handing over the finished manuscripts to the Director of Editorial and Production.

The successful candidate will have solid experience in STM or Professional publishing and a proven track record of commissioning. Whilst experience in engineering is not essential, any background in the sciences would be an advantage in applying for this role. You will be looking for new titles worldwide excluding the Americas, which are covered by the US office. Experience of list-building and excellent communication, interpersonal and financial skills are essential. This is a hybrid role working 2 days a week in the London office, with 3 days working at home.

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.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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Commissioning Editor

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