Are you in editorial but you have a commercial mind as well as great communication skills? A global publisher has an opportunity for a junior publishing manager and the role will be focused on delivering the commercial success of their advertising-funded digital and print products.
The company delivers news to a niche global audience but also runs events worldwide too. They have ambitious targets to grow their display, banner and job advertising revenue alongside their online and print directory business as they develop into new areas.
This role is at the heart of day-to-day activities across their advertising-funded products. Working alongside editorial and sales & marketing teams, you will coordinate the work programme, helping to ensuring that advertising targets are met and exceeded, that schedules are adhered to, and that the high standards of their publications and services are upheld and enhanced. You will also need to manage a development pipeline of new products as they continue to grow and develop.
You will also manage content - from commissioning and signing off editorial through to oversight of the quality of supplier listings - this is an important part of the role, and that is why they require the successful applicant to have come from an editorial background. But the role is distinctly cross-functional and requires a range of personal skills.
- you must be commercially astute, with a knowledge of B2B/digital publishing;
- you will come from an editorial background, but with a solid understanding of other publishing disciplines (sales, marketing, product development, systems, management);
- you will have great coordination and communication skills, as a team player in a cross-functional team;
- you should have a good working knowledge of Content Management, Customer Relationship and and other digital publishing systems, inclusive of MS Office and/or Google Apps; (discuss this with us if this is a weakness before you decide not to apply!)
- you should understand data management and the need for effective processes to ensure speed and accuracy. Good Excel skills.
The position is customer-facing - you will need to get to know their clients and their needs, and help nurture the work of their account managers. You will also need a positive ‘can do’ mentality, taking on a range of activities to help the editorial, sales and marketing teams achieve their objectives. Detailed training will be provided regarding the clients' products, services and processes, together with more general training developing your wider skills.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to progress their career in digital and print publishing management. For more information please apply today!
The Job Vault Ltd has a publishing specialist who worked in this field for over a decade so if you want to just discuss the role and your suitability do get in touch and ask for Lucy.