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Acquisition Editor – Business & Management

Location: London, UK
Salary: On application

Our client, a leading academic publisher, requires a new Acquisition Editor Business & Management.

You will be responsible for commissioning content for new Business & Management digital products for academic libraries. With a mix of strong commissioning, relationship-building, and project management skills, you will work both strategically and independently to deliver upon the signing goals on-time and within budget. You will also works effectively across the organisation to ensure that communication with relevant departments is maintained and content-delivery schedules are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the commissioning of content across Business & Management digital products, including text, video, and data content
  • Contribute to the strategic editorial plans for new products in collaboration with the Executive Editor to achieve ambitious growth plans
  • Negotiate contracts and other agreements with editors, authors, and contributors
  • Deliver content on schedule and on budget, implement commissioning plans effectively and successfully
  • Serve as a team player by collaborating with team members in development and launch of new products
  • Prepare and provide to Marketing and Sales departments necessary product and competitor information to enable Marketing and Sales to formulate effective marketing plans

Skills & Experience:

  • Significant years of related experience in an academic/college higher education
  • Commissioning experience in Business & Management preferred
  • Ability to plan, organise, analyse and establish priorities to achieve results
  • Ability to work independently within a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems
  • Excellent professional written and oral communication skills
  • Good relationship management skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Good organisation, research and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be comfortable working in a remotely managed position
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task
  • Effective decision making
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with diplomacy
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