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Publications Manager
Job Title: Publications Manager
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: Responsible for the Secretariat’s publishing and sales strategy.
Job Description: The Publications Manager is responsible for the Secretariat’s publishing and sales strategy, is in sole charge of the Section and its budget and must maximize revenue toward the goal of a fully self-financing operation. S/he project manages a demanding year-round schedule of proposals and manuscripts, each year overseeing hundreds of outsourced contracts for editing, design, marketing and distribution. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Publications Manager oversees operations of the Secretariat’s Printing unit, the Secretariat’s in-house artwork and printing facility. S/he supervises three staff. Overseas travel, as approved by the Communications Director, is undertaken to meet with distribution agents and attend book fairs.
Requirements: To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. You will need to have at least 10 years’ experience in publishing, including book marketing and editing. You must have worked at a senior level, for at least 7 years, in either a commercial publishing house specialising in educational books, or in an international organisation, university press, major research institute or similar.
How to apply: Please apply online via thecommonwealth.org
Closing Date: 15/10/2021
Additional information: We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, which is made up of 54 equal and independent countries. Our aim is to enable sustainable development by delivering professional advice, transferring best practice, and enhancing skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens. To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
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