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Editorial Services Director – Books

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Location: UK, Germany, USA
Salary: Excellent

Our client, a global STM Publisher, requires a new Editorial Services Director – Books who will be responsible for managing and leading the Books Editorial Services Team, making sure the team is able to work effectively, maintaining and improving the efficiency of systems, workflows and processes.

The role is critical for ensuring that they can deliver a best-in-class experience for authors, editors, reviewers and readers during the acquisition-to-publication journey while operating in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the Books Editorial Services Teams
  • Focus on implementing operational efficiency to ensure a perfect alignment of internal workflows with workflows in other departments along the value creation chain.
  • Create a positive and energetic team environment in which colleagues feel engaged, understand what is expected and the value of their contribution to the business.
  • Contribute actively to the books group to develop, agree and communicate a strategic narrative that we will use to guide and inspire the entire Books Group.

Skill & Experience:

  • A thorough understanding of the research publishing landscape and how books and book publishers serve the research community.
  • The ability to communicate complex issues in a simple and straightforward way in order to engage the books groups staff in the best possible way.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly when translating technical detail to non-specialists.
  • An ability to inspire and motivate teams, and to take people on the journey with you.
  • A collaborative mind-set and approach
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven experience of working in a complex global matrix environment.
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