Assessment Publisher / Senior Commissioning Editor – Parental Leave Cover, Hodder Education
Who we are and what we do
The Hodder Education Group is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers within Hachette UK that has consistently grown both in the UK and internationally. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards and on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work” whilst being “formidable in the digital space”.
RS Assessment from Hodder Education is our renowned market-leading test business producing a wide range of standardised, research-based assessments for primary, secondary and special schools.
What you’ll be doing
RS Assessment from Hodder Education is looking for a Publisher / Senior Commissioning Editor (Parental Leave) to contribute to the growth of our assessment list during one of the most exciting times in our history. The role will have responsibility for commissioning new products (print and digital) to further enhance our assessment offering. Developing commercially sound business cases for new products based on customer feedback will be at the core of this role, as will the successful management of work in progress to agreed schedules and budgets. The role will also be responsible for the commercial success of the existing product range, being the in-house expert for a number of series.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have at least two years’ commissioning experience which demonstrates both an ability to understand customer need and turn this in to successful commercial offers, alongside longer-term list building. Experience of managing a range of complex projects at different stages through to completion, ensuring timely and profitable publications, is essential. They will also have a keen awareness of the impact of technology and data on customers and how to embed this in a customer-focused product offer, through to maximising external partnerships. The list spans primary and secondary therefore awareness of trends in the UK education market, government policy applying to assessment, and relevant contacts is desirable.
We are looking for candidates who are analytical, flexible and responsive, and who have the imagination and desire to deliver reliable, straight-forward products that support teachers. For this parental leave cover we are looking for prior experience of commissioning and developing assessments, preferably for schools.
What we offer
This is a varied and exciting role, where the candidate can really have an impact on the future direction of our growing business. Working in an inspiring work environment where the people are passionate about producing resources that make a difference to teachers and students. This role is based in our London office, but we are open to discussions about flexible working for this parental leave cover. We offer a competitive salary and range of Hachette benefits.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
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