Commissioning Editor

Name of Organisation Marshall Cavendish Education Pte. Ltd.
Job Title Commissioning Editor 
Role and responsibilities
  • Be solely in charge of the formation of subject list plans and publishing programmes for Singapore and International markets.
  • Maintain acute awareness of developments in the Education/Publishing industry as well as competitor activities.
  • Plan and conduct market research for both print and digital products, and handle data analysis to develop publication proposals.
  • Drive publication proposals in terms of conceptualization, development and presentation of business cases for approval.
  • Lead contract negotiations and commission authors.
  • Achieve signing targets to support publishing plans and strategic direction.
  • Build excellent working relationships with authors and engage them towards the alignment of conceptual frameworks and sample chapters with the publishing plans.
  • Evaluate authors’ manuscripts.
  • Engage respective internal stakeholders to ensure high quality and timely publications to achieve sales targets
  • Work with Sales and Marketing on marketing messages to achieve sales targets. 
  • Good degree in Science, Engineering/Maths or Arts.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Agility to take advantage of market developments, new trends, and potential business opportunities.
  • Strong networking within the education community.
  • Creative and critical thinker.
  • Preferably with teaching and editing experience, specifically at K-12 levels.
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness and independence to venture into international markets.

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