South West
Posted on:
16 March 2018
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Our client, a leading society publisher, requires an Associate Director for eBooks & Conference Proceedings.

The Associate Director (ebooks and Conference Proceedings) is a key member of the senior publishing management team and is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership of the ebooks and conference proceedings businesses.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Designing the strategic plans for both programmes in conjunction with the Publishing Director.
  • Delivering the future growth plan for the ebook and proceedings businesses, including steering new products, services and partnerships within the portfolio.
  • Driving and implementing new initiatives and projects.
  • Analysing sales and financial data.
  • Analysing key publishing issues and trends in the disciplines and markets we publish for and feeding these into strategy and action plans.
  • Leading the global ebooks and conference proceedings publishing teams ensuring they are fully versed in the vision and growth plans for the programmes.
  • Managing, mentoring and developing the team.

Skills & Experience: 

  • Educated to degree level.
  • A qualification in the physical sciences (MSc or PhD) is useful for the role but not essential
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of commissioning, book publishing and the STM industry.
  • Direct experience of conference proceedings publishing is useful but not essential
  • Extensive experience of people management, leading and motivating large teams in a changing environment
  • Experience of the issues faculty, industry professionals, conference organisers, students and librarians are facing
  • Thorough grasp of the economics of book publishing
  • Familiarity with major open access (OA) developments and business models relating to books and conference proceedings
  • Experience in conducting market research to inform and shape product development or publishing strategy

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