Do you have experience leading a digital publishing programme within the HE publishing market? We have a super new opportunity within the Digital Resources team of a global publisher to cover maternity leave of approximately 10-12 months. This role will direct an ambitious international programme of online primary source collections.
Based in their Oxfordshire offices (there is the possibility of this role working in London with a weekly visit to the Oxford office), and reporting to the Publishing Director, the Editorial Director will lead the Digital Resources editorial team in the development and production of online primary source collections. You will be responsible for the creation of programme strategy, the portfolio pipeline, managing the programme finances and working cross-functionally across departments to ensure that products are delivered on time and within budget. The role involves managing a team of ten.
Some of the key responsibilities of this role will include:
- Developing and implementing a strategy and product roadmap for the Digital Resources Programme using market and customer knowledge
- Direct the commissioning of primary source content to achieve annual product launch targets
- Lead the Digital Resources editorial team
- Oversee and approve contract negotiations with archives and libraries
- Work cross-functionally with other departments both in the UK and internationally, including marketing and sales.
- Assess product P&L and financial plans
This is a key position in the team and the successful person will have sufficient demonstrable experience in the HE publishing market, (this requirement is essential), with experience of directing product development of online resources and a strong commercial focus. You will also have experience of working in a digital product and production environment and a solid understanding of product and platform development. Experience of managing a team is essential and an understanding of the academic and library buying patterns, and the factors that drive purchase and usage of online primary source collections is highly desirable.
For further information, please send your CV and a short covering letter, outlining your interest and relevant skills for this post. Please also state salary required.