Book Publishing Manager (part time - 28 hrs per week)
South Bank, London, or Newbury, Berkshire, some home working
Posted on: Monday 14 October, 2019
Racing Post, a large sports media company, is looking for a Book Publishing Manager to manage the Racing Post Books Division, publishing annuals and one-off book titles, merchandise and managing the full chain of production from budgeting, sourcing and securing new titles, managing all aspects of the production process and overseeing the sales and marketing of titles via varied distribution routes. The position can be based from our offices either in Newbury, Berkshire or the South Bank, central London or partially from home with travel to these offices.
The Book Publishing Manager will manage all aspects of the department's activities including third-party print relationships, other third-party suppliers, internal stakeholders, external freelancers and a direct report team of two, including one freelancer.
•Overall budget planning and management
•Sourcing of new titles and opportunities to drive the division's overall success
•Liaison with authors, including contract negotiation and completion
•Project estimating, costing and scheduling
•Guiding titles from delivery of raw script to final print and digital files (using project management individuals or internal resources)
•Liaising with authors and editorial, design, digital, sales and marketing colleagues
•Overseeing external prepress and print suppliers
•Working with other stakeholders to execute successful marketing campaigns
•Managing all other aspects of a busy publishing department and key personnel
•Experience in all aspects of book production
•Experience of budgeting and management of a portfolio of titles
•Existing management experience of leading small teams
•Proven strong copy-editing and proofreading skills
•Excellent organisational and time-management skills
•Keen eye for detail
•Experience in a B2C or possibly niche publishing environment
•Confidence to liaise and lead with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
•Some knowledge of book routes to market
•A keen interest in, passion for, and understanding of horse racing, football and other sports and a desire to learn about all aspects of the sport.
The position will come with a competitive salary, bonus, 25 days holiday, private healthcare and a great pension. We think we have an amazing working environment and culture and hope you will do too.