Senior Commissioning Editor/Publisher

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

Senior Commissioning Editor/Publisher

Job number: SUPP102796
Division/School: University of Bristol Press/Policy Press
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full or Part time
Salary: £36,001 - £40,523 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 ambitious and enthusiastic Senior Commissioning Editors/Publishers to join their team. There are two posts available.  UBP is open to requests for full or part-time working (60-80% time) for the right candidates.

The successful candidates will have experience of both defining and delivering effectively on publishing strategy and have proven experience of commissioning and managing their own commercially successful scholarly list(s). They will be first-rate communicators who have built and maintained strong author relationships and, ideally, have a global network of academic contacts relevant to their preferred subject areas (see below).

The Editors will be commercially astute and will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to juggle competing priorities, and to think critically and problem solve. A proven ability to manage team members to deliver on performance targets would be desirable.

UK and international travel and extensive contact with academics on campus and at subject conferences is required.

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.

These new roles will play a key part in driving the development of UBP. We are looking for energetic self-starters who are 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.

The base salary is £36,001 - £40,523 per annum (pro rata if part time). An additional salary supplement will be paid where applicable. Salary and job title will be commensurate with experience.  For details on the salary supplement please see:

UBP is also looking to appoint a Commissioning Editor.   Details of this can be found under Job Reference number: SUPP102790.

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).

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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