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To develop and implement the editorial strategy and vision of HBKU Press (HBKUP) Academic list and to work with researchers in Qatar and internationally to be responsible for managing academic products, editorial policies and procedures.
Key Result Areas Provide editorial leadership and vision for HBKUP's Academic Publishing Program which includes developing content-pipeline, setting and maintaining editorial standards, and implementing innovative multimedia publishing Manage submissions and ensure HBKU Press will attract high-quality research papers and academic books Represent HBKU Press within the local, regional and international academic community; and publicize HBKU Press by giving talks and presentations to forge links with relevant institutions worldwide Work with appropriate systems (e.g. BiblioCloud) to ensure inputting and updating of titles and scheduling information adhere to workflows and production timeline Oversee and implement the development of subject-based journals, special issues, and conference proceedings at HBKU Press within scheduling and budgetary boundaries Liaise with management to ensure all author/translator contracts meet HBKUP legal standards Recruit and develop qualified individuals to the international editorial board to reflect the breadth and scope of HBKU Press, manage the communication to international board members and oversee the structure of the board as it develops Develop and manage the editorial services to researchers in Qatar to ensure efficient, ethical and timely handling of all submissions by working with the international editorial board, in-house editors, and freelancers Recruit and manage qualified consultants and freelancers to fulfill editorial needs according to HBKUP standards and processes Forge relationships with academic institutions internationally, but especially in Qatar/MENA to increase awareness of HBKUP's offerings Other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor
Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries: Work is performed in a standard office environment. Some travel or work outside of normal office hours may be required for attendance of book fairs, festivals, conferences, or panels. Presence at local events to promote reading/writing or represent HBKU Press will require out of office work.
Communications and Working Relationships: Supervisor - frequent contacts to provide project updates and receive guidance and approvals Researchers & academics - Regular contact for soliciting research Design & Production colleagues - frequent contact for costing, design, and output of products Authors & agents - occasional contact for acquisitions, signing of contracts, and representation at events (e.g. Book fairs, launches) Academic associations/organizations - occasional contact to develop and maintain relationships with authors and publishers Freelancers (e.g. Editorial assistants, translators, copy-editors, etc) - Daily contact for follow-through of book workflows Publishing houses & universities worldwide - occasional contact regarding potential collaborations
Problem Solving & Complexity: Evaluate, compare and relate information from across the business Identify broader implications of proposed solutions across the organization Use own experience and evidence from theory, other industries and technologies to identify problems and understand situations Review existing policy to enable effective problem solving and judgment by the team
Decision-Making Authority & Responsibility: Exhibit sound judgment to anticipate potential implications of all decisions; balance benefits and risks and identify areas of uncertainty Evaluate information by penetrating questions, thus ensuring complete information is available to make an informed decision Arrive at well-researched decisions that balance quality service and cost Encourage and support appropriate risk-taking by subordinates when making decisions
Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; Master's preferred 8 - 10 years of editorial experience in journals/academic publishing, 3 of which at a supervisory level Outstanding knowledge, skills and experience in the field of academic publishing and familiarity with its processes Experience with Open Access Journals Publishing Interest in publishing trends, including digital media and cross-platform publishing Outstanding critical/analytical reading and writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in both English and Arabic Proficiency in MS Office applications
Eligibility:Other(Other), Any Graduation.
Deadline:09th Oct 2019
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