Open Access Books Partnerships Manager

Open Access Books Partnerships Manager

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Open Access Books Partnerships Manager
Closing Date: 25th January 2019

The OA Book Partnerships Manager generates leads from funders, NGO’s and anyone open to Open Access Book publishing across the world to establish partnerships and publish OA Books. The partnerships manager will work across both Palgrave Macmillan and Springer imprints in HSS (Humanities, Social Sciences and Business & Economics). This is a front-end editorial position in project management and leads development. The candidate will liaise with editorial and inter-departmental colleagues globally.

Establish partnerships with (research) institutes, NGO’s and funders with the aim of publishing OA books/book series.
Work closely with the (internal) discipline experts in HSS to coordinate activities
Work closely with OA Books and Commercial and Partnerships teams to share leads and contacts
Attend key OA (books) industry events
Attends internal editorial meetings to keep abreast with programs and developments

Experiences and Requirements
Strong proven experience as an acquisitions editor in Social Sciences or Humanities or related fields, and/or OA book publishing, and/or research funding at a major research institute
Graduation and Master’s degree (preferable) in the relevant subject area or related disciplines.
Previous working experience in international STM/HSS publishing industry would be an added advantage.
Ability to travel regularly.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and networking skills
Ability to establish effective working relationships both internally in a global team and externally
Strong negotiating ability
Good organizational and time management skills
Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and capable of multitasking
Highly motivated with a sense of self discipline
Ability to learn, adapt and work in a highly defined and online work flow system
Proven mastery of Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

Please apply via recruiter’s website.