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Senior Commissioning Editor

Senior Commissioning Editor, Open Access Journals

£ Competitive Salary + Comprihensive Benefits + Bonus

Cambridge based. Remote/flexible working considered.


About the role:


Cambridge University Press Academic division is looking for a Senior Commissioning Editor to drive forward the development of the STM Open Access journal programme. You will be responsible for contributing to a 3-year new product strategy in key areas that support the overarching STM OA growth/investment strategy. The candidate will be responsible for product ideation, research, development, launch and execution. The role will balance high levels of academic knowledge with entrepreneurial skills and a keen interest in driving new online product innovation and development. Knowledge and experience of Open Access publishing and the Open Research environment is essential.



About you:


You will have a higher degree or equivalent in the physical, earth, or life sciences, be able to display winning examples of product innovation, and demonstrate substantial depth of experience of working in an STM publishing environment. You will demonstrate a clear understanding of what our authors and readers want through your knowledge and deep networks within the academic research community. Experience of driving content and revenue growth through innovation is essential.


You will also possess a range of strong behavioural traits. We are looking for someone who mixes creativity, with a drive for knowledge and a determination to succeed. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and capable candidate who can work independently within a global team, and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholder groups across the business.


About us:


Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential. 


Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.


Why us?


A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Remote or flexible working will be considered for the right candidate. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.


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Senior Commissioning Editor

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Library, Professional, Publisher, STM
Commissioning Editor
Salary description: 
Competitive Salary + Comprehensive Benefits + Bonuses