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UCL Press - Editorial Director

Location

London, UK

Posted

28 February 2019

Apply by

20 March 2019

Description

UCL Press launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. In that time it has published over 100 open access scholarly books and textbooks, which have achieved around 1.8 million downloads around the world. UCL Press now plans to increase its publishing and is seeking an Editorial Director to lead its commissioning activity and deliver its plans for growth, with a particular focus on expanding textbook publishing and developing its digital publishing.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of commissioning books in a scholarly publishing environment, including HE textbook publishing, along with a strong understanding of open access publishing and policy, scholarly research and higher education. This is a public facing role, in which you will represent UCL Press both at the institution and beyond, and which requires a proactive, solutions-focussed and collaborative approach, along with plenty of ideas, persuasiveness and tact. Reporting to the Head of Publishing, you will manage two commissioning editors and will build on and develop the vibrant publishing programme that has already been established at UCL Press through strong relationship building with authors, senior academic colleagues and the UCL Press Board, and through collaboration and networking in the wider sector at a national and international level.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1793483.

Please note that only information contained in the application form will be considered by the shortlisting panel therefore covering letters and CVs are not required.

For enquiries regarding the application process, please contact library-jobs@ucl.ac.uk or telephone 020 7679 7977 quoting the job reference.

Further information about UCL Library Services can be found on our website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/

Closing Date: 20th March 2019.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

To apply click here Editorial Director, - Ref:1793483

Package

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £43,884 - £51,769 Per Annum; inclusive of London Allowance.

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