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Publisher, Journals

Oxford University Press, New York, NY USA or Remote

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Duration: Full-Time


ABOUT THE ROLE

The ideal candidate will manage and develop a portfolio of society contracts in the humanities and social sciences to a degree of excellence that enhances OUP’s standing in the learned society and publishing landscape.

Journal portfolio management and society relationship management

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure adherence to contractual terms for all journals in your portfolio.
  • Create and present Editorial Development plans to societies and editorial boards as appropriate. Provide relevant data to inform editorial decision making.
  • Work collaboratively and productively with other functional groups (especially production, marketing, digital) to deliver an excellent service for society partners.
  • 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.
  • Roll out OUP journal policies across the portfolio.

Journal acquisition

  • Lead or contribute to the response to RFPs for new potential 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.
  • Negotiate successful, consistent contractual terms with society partners that align with OUP strategic priorities and risk appetite, ensuring full compliance with approval processes.
  • Present for approval, and launch new open access journals with society partners, after undertaking necessary qualitative research and detailed financial modeling.
  • 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.

Projects

  • Assist with implementation of projects that scale across the journals program.

ABOUT YOU

  • Publishing or transferable professional experience
  • Understanding of academic publishing
  • 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.
  • Commercial awareness

Location: This position can be remote.

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