Overview

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools. Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools. Our primary global offices are based in London, New York, and Shanghai. Job Duties An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to join the successful Scholarly and Reference team at Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global publisher in the Social Sciences and Humanities. We are looking to recruit an outstanding Commissioning Editor for our Sociology programme. The ideal candidate is a commercially-aware, target-minded, energetic, driven, and creative self-starter, who is passionate about scholarly publishing, and has a strong interest in developing our Sociology list within North America to lead it to further success.  This role would be ideal for an Assistant Editor with some acquisitions experience looking to take the next steps in their career.  Key responsibilities include: Proposing, commissioning and developing profitable monographs and other scholarly titles Pesearching the market to identify opportunities for list development Cultivating and managing external relationships with authors and advisors Project management and development of titles from contract through to publication Liaise with colleagues in production, marketing, sales and overseas offices National and international travel to university departments and conferences Other duties as required  Job Requirements Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ experience in publishing Knowledgeable and able to speak to the academic / educational market and publishing Experience and knowledge of the editorial process Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) Strong organisational skills with an ability to balance priorities Ability to delegate appropriately Able to build strong and effective working relationships with colleagues and external contacts Autonomous worker and to use own initiative Self-motivated with a calm, professional approach and a can-do attitude Experience of independently commissioning projects Proven organisational skills Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines Previous experience of working in a team as well as independently Experience of building effective working relationships Ability to think creatively and solve problems Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: – Medical, Dental and Vision – Life and AD&D – 401(k) – Flexible Spending Accounts – Transit Accounts – Tuition Assistance – Summer Hours Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.   Additional Information:Position Start Date: 2016-05-04Position End Date: 2017-05-04