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Commissioning Editor

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 31/08/2018
  • Job reference: J388550A

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Commissioning Editor

A Commissioning Editor is required to join a major blue chip organisation based in London to assist in the commercial management of a portfolio of legal publications.

You will be assigned your own high-value portfolio of both book & subscription format (online, looseleaf, journal); holding responsibility for product revenue and performance. A typical day will involve working with a range of authors & suppliers to develop functional specifications for existing or legacy products, building & maintaining close relationships with authors; commissioning new authors, negotiating contract terms, and ensuring continued engagement with publishing strategy.

This is a market-facing role, and as such requires a relationship focused candidate; possessing excellent communication skills as you will be responsible for ensuring Authors have their publications completed within set deadlines.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of developing new products, or managing existing products to deliver revenue and profit. You will need to have a good level of Commercial Awareness to succeed in this role, and a background in publication of one of the following sectors: Legal, Accountancy, Finance, Business, Social Science or similar.

Previous Author Management experience is essential.

Our client is able to offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package - to discuss the role in further detail please send forward your CV to Lauren Roberts by clicking Apply.

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