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Head of Publishing Operations

We are working with a prestigious learned society in London as they recruit for a new senior position in their publishing team. They are looking for a new Head of Publishing Operations to lead the production workflow of all their content, including the transformation into multiple formats such as print, digital and interactive apps.

This person will be the central point of contact between suppliers and internal teams, alongside managing a small production team and guide them through the transition towards a more digital publishing model.


  • Managing the team responsible for print and digital production and quality checks of all published content
  • Setting production budgets and schedules for print and digital publications
  • Leading the evolution and change of digital production processes
  • Managing the relationships with suppliers and overseeing the tendering processes
  • Coordinating the cross-departmental relationships with Sales, Marketing and Technology teams


The ideal candidate will have a combination of print and digital background, and be able to manage the production of high volume print titles, while also taking the lead on the move to more digital formats.

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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Head of Publishing Operations

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Publisher, STM
Digital Production, Digital, Management, Publishing, Production, Operations

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