Books Commissioning Editor, Science and Engineering

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Informa Group Plc.

Beijing, China
Full Time
2mo ago

Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge, and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realize their individual potential.

CRC Press, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
CRC Press is a premier global publisher of science, technology, and medical resources. We offer unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery worldwide. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding in the sciences, providing researchers, academics, professionals, and students with the tools they need to share ideas and realize their potential.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realize their individual potential.

Job Description

CRC Press (part of the Taylor and Francis Group) is looking for an Editor to help build our growing portfolio of scholarly and professional books in all areas of Science and Engineering including, but not limited to, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Systems and Controls, Robotics and Automation.

The Commissioning Editor will pro-actively commission new titles from authors based in China, building relationships with academic editors and learned society contacts as well as realising opportunities for growth through organic development and acquisitions. The editor will develop a strong commercial strategy for the program in line with CRC Press’ overall objectives, will grow the book offerings in these key subject areas, and will be aware of competitor strengths and weaknesses to take advantage of opportunities in the market.

The successful applicant should possess strong commercial awareness, exhibit an aptitude for highly organised teamwork, a collegiate attitude towards the sharing of projects and ideas. The ability to work towards demanding targets is essential.

Advert. Closing Date: Oct 30th 2021

What you'll be doing:

Your job responsibilities may include the following but not limited to:

  • In consultation with the Publisher, meet demanding annual commissioning and revenue goals, commissioning new professional titles, research monographs and textbooks that respond to current market and research needs;

  • Meet annual frontlist plans, working closely with an editorial assistant to ensure that manuscript submission, production, and publishing deadlines are met;

  • Extensive research of the engineering markets through virtual campus calling and virtual conference attendance throughout China;

  • Close liaison with authors, series editors, as well as internal colleagues in editorial, production, marketing, and sales.

Qualifications

What we're looking for: 

  • Degree level or equivalent professional qualification;
  • Experience working in academic publishing in an editorial role; book commissioning experience would be an advantage;
  • Ability to organise and prioritise numerous tasks and to work on your own initiative;
  • Excellent team-working skills to deal with internal and external contacts at all levels;
  • Ability to work with demanding stakeholders in a diplomatic and assertive manner;
  • A resourceful and proactive attitude in dealing with problems and queries;
  • Good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin;
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills;
  • A background in Engineering or Sciences would be an advantage.

Additional Information

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive salary 
  • 20 days’ annual leave
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development

Additional Information:

  • You must have the right to work and live in Beijing.
  • This role is open to candidates in all areas across Beijing. Taylor & Francis has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the Office, at home or somewhere in between.
  • Travel, around China to visit universities and colleges and attend conferences (once COVID-19 restrictions allow) may be required.
  • A cover letter would be appreciated.
  • Kindly note that this is not a writing/journalism/copy-editing position

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. 

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.

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