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SVP Editorial Development

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment
Location: East Coast, USA
Salary: Excellent Basic + 25% bonus

Our client, a global STM Publisher, requires a new Senior Vice President of Editorial Development. You will be responsible for developing a commercial publishing strategy in the US and new growth markets, the SVP of Editorial Development will drive regional content acquisition and build partnerships with funders, senior academics and Key Opinion Leaders regionally, to help position the company as a market leader in terms of value and impact of research content.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive Researcher Services content growth, KOL acquisition and influence in the US; responsibility for performance and objective attainment in line with strategic objectives
  • Lead, inspire and coach a high level senior team to ensure high engagement, delivery of objectives, and a culture of high performance, in the US and in global growth markets as required
  • Establish, maintain and develop high level relationships with key US customer groups; researchers and research key opinion leaders, funders, societies and institutions, commercial, professional and academic as well as government and regulatory bodies
  • Provide market feedback to the company leadership regarding competitive offerings and regional market trends, and generate product and services development ideas
  • Monitor and report on KPIs including revenue, costs, overheads, usage and user behaviours to inform future strategic development.
  • Develop and report on budgets and forecasts for the current year and against three-year plans
  • Continually developing the company brand and profile, building increasing awareness through representing the company at events globally as required
  • Senior leadership for the East Coast Editorial office hub

Skills & Experience:

  • Significant experience in the STM / Research Publishing space.
  • The ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Strong commercial focus and experience in managing the P&L within a strategic business unit
  • A firm grasp of strategic issues affecting the global research sector
  • A proven track record in developing, managing and implementing content delivery for a global publishing business
  • Significant experience of managing change
  • Experience of managing significant budgets
  • Extensive capability in assessing market conditions, looking externally and adapting business priorities dependent on macro and micro factors
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