Senior Commissioning Editor

Salary & Benefits
Competitive Salary & Flexible Benefits
Job Advert Description

About the role:

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Commissioning Editor to join the ebooks team at IOP Publishing.

Reporting to the Associate Director, you will be responsible for managing and growing a successful program of ebooks within a defined physical sciences subject portfolio. Able to work with a high degree of independence, you will be responsible for the growth of your list through effective commissioning and an ability to build productive relationships with authors and publishing partners. You will work with colleagues across the Editorial, Production, Marketing and Sales teams at IOP to ensure that your titles are published to a high standard and that their visibility and usage is maximized. 

We are looking for a candidate with proven experience of acquiring STM book content in volume and a passion for developing their knowledge and expanding their networks.

About you:


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Significant experience in STM book content acquisition
  • Proven ability to manage and grow a profitable publishing program
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and organisational abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel: regular domestic and international travel for conferences, university campus visits and other meetings


  • A degree in a scientific subject

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals program is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Asia and Europe, including our UK Head office based in Bristol. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximize the impact of the research we publish.

IOPP offers a competitive salary and commission structure along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% Company paid medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a generous 401k (k) plan and an excellent paid time off plan with 4 weeks’ vacation in the first year of employment.

To apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

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