Commissioning Editor

Bristol (GB)
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type

Commissioning Editor

Job number: SUPP102790
Division/School: University of Bristol Press/Policy Press
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full or Part time
Salary: £32,004 - £36,001 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Location: Bristol, UK
The newly established University of Bristol Press (UBP), which encompasses the award-winning Policy Press, is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to join their team. UBP is open to requests for full or part time-working (60-80% time) for the right candidate.
The successful candidate will be a first-rate communicator with commercial acumen who has excellent organisational skills, the ability to juggle competing priorities and to think critically and problem solve.  Experience commissioning in academic publishing is essential and a proven track record of managing a commercially successful list is desirable. 
The post requires UK and international travel and extensive contact with academics on campus and at subject conferences.
Applicants should specify their interest in, and justify their suitability for, one, or maximum two, of the following commissioning areas: Economics, Business/Management, Law, Politics/International Development.
This new role will play a key part in driving the development of UBP. We are looking for energetic self-starters who is determined to make a mark in publishing and in the wider world of academic and professional scholarship and understanding. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding team at a dynamic new 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 cities.
UBP is also looking to appoint Senior Commissioning Editors/Publishers.   Details of this can be found under Job Reference number SUPP102796.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 4 December 2016.
It is expected that the selection process, including interviews, will be held on 14-15 December 2016
For informal enquiries (please contact Victoria Pittman, Senior Commissioning Editor (email: or tel: (0117) 954 5947).

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