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Commissioning Editor/Senior Commissioning Editor - Higher Education

Date 2014-03-24 10:03:36 Location : Europe

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Global Academic Business publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

Manage and grow OUP’s publishing programmes in accounting, economics, and finance for the higher education market by acquiring best-selling new titles and revising key copyrights.

Primary responsibilities:

Devise an ambitious and innovative strategy for the accounting, economics and finance list and develop plans for aggressive growth
Speedily recruit talented authors to write for OUP. Solicit projects from potential authors, successfully present to the editorial board after external review, and lead authors from contract to manuscript submission
Ensure products (both print and digital) are commissioned and developed in a timely way and meet market needs
Expand the Oxford brand as a strong and respected presence within the accounting, economics, and finance teaching community in the UK and around the world
Direct a sensible technology strategy for the list
Regularly revise titles with strong sales potential
In collaboration with marketing and sales colleagues, drive adoptions
Campus travel (10+ weeks per year) plus conference travel
Build a network of excellent contacts in the academic accounting, economics and finance community
Maintain productive relations with other departments
Manage the financial and operational needs of the list
Manage a Commissioning Assistant
The ideal candidate will:

have the drive to succeed in a competitive market
demonstrate clear and focussed strategic thinking
be innovative and have strong leadership qualities
have excellent decision making and prioritising skills
be market-focused and target-driven
have strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate sound editorial judgement
be educated to degree level (or equivalent), preferably in a business discipline
have a proven track record in in higher education sales OR
recent higher education editorial experience demonstrating a proven track record publishing first editions, preferably in accounting, economics or finance
Extensive travel is required.

The salary offered will be competitive and dependent on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits.

Closing date: 6 April 2014

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