Senior Commissioning Editor/Publisher

Bristol, United Kingdom
£37345 - £42036 per annum
09 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol University Press
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £37345 - £42036 per annum
Closing date for applications 21-Apr-2019

Location: Bristol, UK

Bristol University Press (BUP), home of the award-winning Policy Press, is looking to appoint an ambitious Senior Commissioning Editor/Publisher to join their growing team.

The SCE/Publisher will drive the development of new lists for BUP, with a focus on interdisciplinary areas that align with our focus on addressing global social challenges. They will be responsible for proactively acquiring and managing new print and digital projects and ensuring high quality work is delivered on time, to specification, and to budget.

They will devise a strategy for the lists which is ambitious and engages with both the academic community and a wider audience.

The successful candidate will be motivated and determined to make a mark with their publishing and in the wider world of academic and professional scholarship and understanding. They will share our commitment to world-class scholarship, global impact and author care and have strong organisational skills, the ability to juggle competing priorities, to think critically and problem solve. They will be commercially astute and have a proven ability to deliver on performance targets.

You should have proven experience of commissioning and managing your own list(s) in the social sciences (or related disciplines); a proven track record of managing a commercially and academically successful lists to stretching financial targets and the ability and willingness to travel regularly for meetings and conferences in the UK and overseas.

An undergraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences or related discipline is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an enthusiastic and dynamic team at an exciting not-for-profit scholarly press based at one of the world’s top universities, in the heart of one of the UK’s most creative and vibrant cities.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 21 April 2019.

For informal enquiries please contact Victoria Pittman, Head of Commissioning (email: or tel: (0117) 954 5947).

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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