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Publisher, Journals

Oxford University Press
New York, NY 10002
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    139972395

Oxford University Press

Commissioning/Acquisitions

Posted: June 24, 2021
Full-Time
New York City, NY, USA

We are the worlds largest university press. We have both a worldwide reach and a personal understanding of local needs, partnering on the ground to adapt publications and resources to meet the individual needs of communities, societies, and countries. We partner with researches, educators, and technology partners to stay ahead of the changing ways people around the world are accessing and sharing knowledge. With a presence in more than 50 countries and millions of customers around the world, an idea launched at OUP can have global impact.

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Make Your Mark, a career with impact

ABOUT THE ROLE

Manage and develop a portfolio of society contracts to a degree of excellence that enhances OUPs standing in the learned society and publishing landscape.

Renew society contracts with maximum financial contribution to OUP. Lead pre-emptive renewals and responses to RFPs to retain contracts for society-owned journals including developing the business plans for approval and writing and presenting detailed proposals, in liaison with the Publishing Director.

Lead or contribute to the response to RFPs for new potential high value society business in subject areas identified for content growth.
- With data driven analysis
- High quality written proposals
- Persuasive presentations
- Commercially intelligent financial arrangements
- In full agreement with OUP legal and compliance requirements
- In accordance with OUPs risk appetite and strategic priorities

Work with the Publishing Director to negotiate successful, consistent contractual terms with society partners that align with OUP strategic priorities and risk appetite, ensuring full compliance with approval processes.

Ensure adherence to contractual terms for all journals in your portfolio.
Present for approval, and launch new open access journals with society partners, after undertaking necessary qualitative research and detailed financial modelling.
Work collaboratively and productively with other functional groups (especially production, marketing, digital) to deliver an excellent service for society partners.

Manage a list of journals to ensure journal, departmental, and divisional targets (including revenue, quality, and profitability) are achieved. Collaborate with Editors and journal owners to publish high quality content in maximum suitable volume to increase market share of articles.

Work with finance and operations colleagues to ensure maximum long and short term profitability of the journal list, including management of costs. Initiate remedial actions and negotiations where necessary.

Lead the transition process for newly acquired titles in your area of expertise ensuring a methodological approach, coordination with other departments, including the transitions team, and keeping society clients fully informed on what to expect at each stage.

Create and present Editorial Development plans to societies and editorial boards as appropriate. Provide relevant data to inform editorial decision making

Roll out OUP journal policies across the portfolio

Assist with implementation of projects that scale across the journals programme.

ABOUT YOU

Publishing or transferable professional experience

Understanding of academic publishing, including editorial processes, production processes, marketing, industry trends, systems, competitors, and technology.

Outstanding communication skills and the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate with both internal and external parties.

Analytical and forecasting ability to review trends and align development appropriately.

Entrepreneurial skills

GJC Level: I6 (for internal purposes only)

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)






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Posted: 2021-06-25 Expires: 2021-07-27

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