Commissioning Editor

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 05/03/2018
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We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced publishing professional to help us to drive forward our borne-digital book programme. You will identify new market opportunities and key figures in Materials and Condensed Matter to commission, contract, develop and then see through to publication new ebook titles. Working closely with colleagues in production, marketing and sales you will be accountable for the overall success of your program; networking, both internally and externally to build and maintain excellent working relationships. We are looking for a candidate with proven experience acquiring authors or content, and a track record of achieving targets.

About you:
You should have:

  • A degree
  • Significant experience acquiring Scientific, Technical and Medical book and reference content
  • In-depth knowledge of the market and industry, especially e-publishing
  • Thorough grasp of the economics of book publishing
  • A strategic, results-orientated focus to drive the business forward
  • Proven ability to manage publishing products from initiation through to launch
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Focus on maintaining a strong client/customer relationship
  • Willingness to travel: regular national and international travel will include conferences, seminars and campus visits

You should have:

  • A first (BSc or BA) or second degree (PhD or MSc) in a scientific subject
  • Proven experience in working with Publishing partners.

About the benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:
IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.
IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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