Global Publishing Director, Journals (Filled!)

Publishing Director, Journals
Oxford area, salary on application

Our client is the Journals division of a leading global scholarly and academic publisher. The group is now looking to recruit a Publishing Director with overall responsibility for the management, development, direction and profitability of the full journal publishing programme.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Publishing Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to an experienced publishing and editorial management team, assessing areas for growth and development and shaping and driving strategies for positive change. He/she will have an excellent grasp of current trends, challenges and opportunities in global publishing and a strong track record in delivering portfolio growth through acquisition, commissioning and innovative product development. He/she will have proven strengths in developing and managing society relationships, addressing the challenges and maximizing the opportunities from new business models whilst ensuring the stability and growth of the core business.

He/she will be a proven leader with the ability to manage and motivate senior staff, communicate ideas and strategies with clarity and authority to diverse stakeholders and implement change with an eye to the overall benefit to the business. He/she will have a strong background in editorial management but will match this with sound commercial and operational management skills and experience managing a journal publishing business across multiple locations.

This is a unique opportunity to lead the growth of a major global journals business.

For further information or to apply, please send a full and current cv to david@davidthew.com or call us on +44 (0) 7792 399320

Ref: 2014/12

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