Publishing Director

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 25/08/17
Website :

IOP Publishing is seeking a Publishing Director, with responsibility for setting, refining and delivering our global publishing strategy. You will provide leadership and direction to the senior publishing team and to the wider publishing and production functions. As one of the five executive members of the Board of Directors, you will be integral in developing and driving the company’s overall strategy and decision-making and one of its key representatives to the communities we serve and the wider publishing industry.

Key Responsibilities

Publishing vision and strategy

Further develop our successful global publishing strategy for the physical sciences, encompassing journals, books and news products under multiple business models; help researchers, their funders and institutions and our publishing partners to achieve their goals through the excellence of our products and services.

Publishing and Production leadership and operational management

Provide strong leadership and direction to the senior management team and to the wider publishing and production functions.

IOP Publishing Board and Senior Management Team

Work with other directors and senior managers to deliver the company’s short- and long-term strategic, operational and financial objectives; be a leading public face of the company.

Knowledgeand previous experience

· Extensive experience in STM publishing including management and growth of journal portfolios

· Significant leadership experience and expertise

· A proven track record of managing, developing and motivating teams

· Strong commercial acumen with the ability to seek out opportunities for growth

Skills and behaviours

· Exceptional communication skills

· First class interpersonal, presentation and stakeholder engagement skills

· The ability to think creatively, solve complex problems, make sound business decisions and direct and drive change initiatives

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 offices are based in the thriving centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station.

To apply

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

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this position, please contact Leanne Higgins on 0117 930 1054 or

About us

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher based in Bristol with offices in Philadelphia and Washington DC in the USA and in Beijing, Moscow and Tokyo. We have a strong and growing journals portfolio publishing close to 30,000 articles per year, a born-digital and expanding book publishing programme, a fast-growing conference proceedings series and a range of news publications and web sites including the market-leading Physics World.

IOP Publishing is owned by the Institute of Physics, a learned society, and is an integral part of the community it serves. Our mission is to deliver impact, recognition and value to the scientific community.

Job Listings