This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and commercially aware publishing professional to take the next step in their Publishing career. This Publisher will be responsible for managing the relationship with a number of IOPP’s society partners in the UK, Europe, and the US, working with them to develop their journals publishing portfolio.
About the role:
The Publisher is responsible for managing and developing a number of journals within IOPP’s partners’ portfolios, including building and managing the relationship(s) of Society Partners, managing budgets, renewing existing contracts, and providing the customer service to support this.
In addition, the Publisher supports IOPP and its partners through identifying market opportunities for new journal and product launches to increase market share within the field, e.g. managing a new journal launch, as required.
With others across the business, the Publisher supports IOPP’s partnership strategy and approach by providing central coordination of IOPP’s partnership activities, including partner development, reporting and contracts, onboarding processes as well as communications.
The Publisher monitors and manages the budgets for the various products and services under his/her control and these budgets are defined annually by the partners, Senior Publisher, and Associate Director.
Working proactively and collaboratively across the organisation and with colleagues from the wider industry, you’ll keep up to date on the latest developments in the STM publishing environment. You will focus on generating ideas, creating new business, and identifying opportunities to increase market share, providing insightful information to support this.
The successful candidate will be a publishing professional with the enthusiasm, drive and interpersonal skills needed to deliver sustained portfolio growth and development through successful management of partner relationships. Commercially aware and customer focused, you will understand what it takes to make journals profitable and have the interpersonal skills to take a proactive approach in serving our partners, authors, and readers. Communication and organisational skills backed by experience are essential, as is a good understanding of the scientist’s expectations for a research journal. The Publisher role is an opportunity to develop your career in a leading international scientific publisher.
You should also have the following skills and experience:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Previous experience in scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing
- Understanding of the priorities and expectations of an academic research journal
- Business acumen with the ability to grasp publishing finance including P&L, and develop business plans for new journals growth
- Exceptional communication, networking and society partnership skills and experience, with the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
- Strong customer focus
- Willingness to travel to meetings and conferences worldwide
- Experience working with remote teams
About the benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.
Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.
IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.
IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.