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Commissioning Editor - Books

We have a fabulous new role for an experienced Books Commissioning Editor to work for a highly regarded scientific Membership organisation, who focus on the environment. The Books Commissioning Editor will develop and manage a books programme within the environmental sciences and develop opportunities for new titles. This role can be worked mainly on a remote basis, working from the London office one day per fortnight.

Some of the core responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Growing the books programme by developing opportunities for new titles and building a global network of researchers and practitioners
  • Working with authors and reviewers and provide high level author care
  • Expanding opportunities to make books Open Access
  • Attending conferences and events to meet authors to maximise commissioning opportunities
  • Working closely with colleagues across the business, including Marketing, and authors, to ensure books are published and promoted successfully
  • Initiating and managing the book series, seeking out and appointing qualified Series Editors to maximise growth across the series

The successful person will be able to demonstrate experience of the book publishing process and business models within STM publishing. A science degree is not required for this role, but the ability to commission high-quality content and demonstrable book commissioning experience, along with excellent author care experience is essential, as is, experience/knowledge of Open Access. Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines is also essential. The successful person should also be able to travel to conferences and other events as required.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a driven and experienced Books Commissioning Editor, to work for an organisation which has a global reach and is making a difference. If you would like further detail on this role, or would like a confidential chat, please send your CV and a short cover note or call us on 0207 048 6223.


Commissioning Editor - Books

Redwood, London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, STM
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Editorial, Acquisitions
Salary description: 
Very attractive salary and benefits package

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