Overview

Palgrave Macmillan is a division of Springer Nature, specializing in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business. The list contains original works by many of the foremost scholars, writers and editors in the world, including Nobel laureates and internationally recognized experts. Palgrave Macmillan aims to be the publisher of choice for academics around the world, offering a best in class author experience and a committment to supporting research. We have editorial teams in London, New York, Shanghai, and New Delhi. The Editorial Director is responsible for the management, strategy and growth of the Economics, Business, Finance, and Management programs. You will contribute to the overall success of the publishing unit by setting the teams in New York and London up to successfully attract top authors, deliver the program in a timely and efficient manner, and working to make our research more discoverable. Job Duties Manage and oversee a team of approx. 15 publishers, editors, and editorial assistants in New York and London. Lead and manage the Economics, Business, Finance and Management team to maintain exisiting book commissioning strengths, as well as develop new products and areas that fit the strategic objectives for the Business Unit in order to achieve the goals. Translate the strategic direction of the Global Publishing Unit into  actions and goals for the Publishing team. Run regular meetings for the global EBFM teams and share communications regarding policies, workflows, and protocols. Attend quarterly Editorial Directors Meetings to work with counterparts in the Management, Economics and Political Science Publishing Unit in order to refine and implement the business vision within the Palgrave and Springer teams. Work closely with Palgrave Macmillan Editorial Directors within and outside of the MEPS unit to keep editorial efforts coordinated. Actively look for opportunities for innovation and work closely with Marketing and Sales to drive usage and sales. Ensure efficient distribution and use of resources. Follow development in the publishing industry and academic community. Other duties as required. Job Requirements Minimum of 7 years experience within the publishing industry, including demonstrated managerial ability. Monograph commissioning and publishing program management experience. Excellent English language skills, communication, and interpersonal skills. In-depth knowledge of e-publishing and existing and new business models. Strong people management skills and leadership ability; Ability to travel regularly. Experience with reference or textbook publishing programs preferred. Project management experience helpful. Strong negotiating and acquisition ability. 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: 2016-04-22Position End Date: 2017-04-23