Vacancy: Commissioning Editor – North UK, home-based

An exciting new opening is available for a full-time Commissioning Editor to join Peter Lang, based in the UK. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive colleague to support our acquisitions programme.

The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker and have experience with academic book commissioning, ideally with a focus on history or the social sciences. Fluency in another language (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and/or Italian) would be advantageous. The successful candidate is likely to work from a home base with easy access to the north of England and/or Scotland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing an acquisitions programme in defined subject areas
  • Liaising with authors and volume editors on their proposals
  • Establishing new series and researching new ideas for products
  • Frequent campus visits and attendance at events
  • Willingness to work on institutional partnerships
  • Good knowledge of Open Access initiatives would be advantageous

The successful candidate will be someone who works well independently and as part of a team and has excellent communication skills. She or he will need to maintain good relationships with authors and volume editors as well as colleagues in the Oxford and Dublin office and in the other Peter Lang offices worldwide.

Please apply in the first instance with your covering letter and CV to the Publishing Director, Lucy Melville:

Company: Peter Lang Ltd

Location: North UK

Salary description: £26,000 p.a.

Deadline: 1 February 2018


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