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Publishing Director (International), Hodder Education

Who we are and what we do

The Hodder Education Group, part of Hachette UK, provides teaching and learning solutions for UK and International schools and colleges through print and digital resources and expert-led events.  Our core values drive our culture and enrich our working environment and are:

  • All teachers and students are at the heart of what we do
  • Quality in everything from our practices to our products
  • Trustworthy in what we publish and how we interact
  • Collaboration is key to how we work, internally and externally

International publishing is a growing area with significant opportunity in our strategic plan across a range of markets and large number of territories.

What you’ll be doing

Your role will be to manage the profitable growth of multiple lists across several different markets to ensure the achievement of divisional objectives.  You will lead the International commissioning team, and will work closely with them to conceive and deliver strategies for publishing and commercial growth through developing programmes of sustainable, profitable publishing in print and digital formats.  You will also be a member of the Education Exec (divisional board), contributing to the future strategy and direction of the division as a whole.

Who we’re looking for

You will have a successful track record in publishing and list building, and will have a strong advantage if your experience is in international markets.  You will have management experience and be able to demonstrate both how you have developed the teams you have led, and how outcomes have improved as a result.  You will be able to demonstrate an ownership mentality for existing areas of responsibility, and a positive approach to learning from experience.

What we offer

The role is likely to be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.  However, candidates who could be based in one of our national offices (Banbury, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield) are also welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will join an experienced, supportive and friendly team in a dynamic working environment.

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, roof top café at Carmelite House, season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and more!

Our Commitment

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.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Closing date: 27th July 2021

Salary: competetive package depending on experience

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter stating your reasons for applying to Verity Hawson at V.Hawson@inspiredselection.com.