Head of Content Development

Our client, a leading professional publisher based in London, requires a new Head of Content Development.

You will focus on driving delivery excellence across the Content Development team and tracked adherence to the editorial guidelines. This will be achieved by ensuring project management best practice, drafting and editorial expertise, strong stakeholder management and collaboration are core competencies of the team to successfully support the consensus-based standardisation development processes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a successful editorial project management and programme management centre of excellence
  • Create a high performing, empowered, lean culture within the Content Development team.
  • Build a team environment which encourages open feedback during the project / programme delivery process and drives informative and right-focused communication to internal and external stakeholders throughout.
  • End responsible for the high quality and timely delivery of the programmes and projects managed by the team. Working with the Content Development Delivery Managers, provide operational guidance and support, with a focused and structured approach to embedding the editorial governance policies and the standardisation process throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Partnering with the Services commercial team, report monthly the project revenue milestones achieved in-month and forecast the adherence to the planned project timeline and budget in a timely manner.
  • Build a scalable resource model that accommodates the peak and trough of the project-based workload, collaborate with the Content Delivery team to utilise copy editing and XML skills to build a robust response when required. Encourage flexibility to pilot and deliver more innovative standardisation outputs through the funded programmes.
  • Develop an induction process for new starters that allows them to get up-to-speed rapidly
  • Work collaboratively across the Content Solutions dept to identify efficiency and automation opportunities within workflows. Leverage the digital publishing capabilities of the Content Model XML-publishing platform to structure the standards documents to support the drafting process.
  • Create KPIs that drive successful project and programme delivery, represent data in a meaningful way and communicate to all stakeholders and to the Services Delivery Steering Group.
  • P/L responsibility for cost centre and manage optimally to achieve team objectives

Skills & Experience:

  • Solid experience of running an editorial function in a digital publishing environment
  • Familiar with online content tools
  • Experienced in programme or project management delivery
  • Experienced leading and managing a mid-sized team (20 people) Experienced managing and embedding change within teams
  • Has been responsible for team P/L
  • Has been responsible for delivering financial reporting around project budget and forecasting timelines and project spend
  • Has experience of operating with matrix reporting structures
  • Experienced mentor and/or coach

Senior Marketing Manager, Research Information

Our client, a leading research information company, requires a new Senior Marketing Manager who will take the lead for developing the marketing strategy for key research data products. You will work closely with Editorial, Publishing, Business Operations and Heads of Marketing, to make the product the industry-leading Open Data product.

This role is pivotal to the research marketing team. You should be passionate about data, insight, analytics and our customers, it requires the ability to communicate vision, excellent planning and strategic skills, organisational and reporting skills, a creative approach to marketing, a focus on results and ROI , and strong people skills to work collaboratively with senior internal and external stakeholders. 

Previous experience working with Researchers would be a big advantage.

Skills & Experience:

  • University degree, preferably in science or business/marketing or a similar qualification
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to craft integrated marketing strategies across all channels and touch points – online and offline
  • Proven experience of developing creative and innovative marketing strategies and implementing successful results-orientated campaigns
  • Creative thinker with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of working in global teams and understanding regional variations and the impact on customer requirements
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and adapt to changing situations quickly and effectively
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • A commitment to developing marketing best practice
  • Fluent in business level English
  • Understanding of working within the publishing industry