Assistant Commissioning Editor, HSS (1797) Job opening in Cambridge University Press & Assessment, (New Delhi, Delhi)

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Job Details
Company Name :
Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Company Location :
New Delhi, Delhi
Job Position :
Assistant Commissioning Editor, HSS (1797)
Job Category : Jobs in Faridabad

Job Description :
To contribute to the organisation’s publishing programme in HSS by working with the Commissioning Editor on research, review, and by offering general assistance in working with authors, reviewers, and others in bringing projects forward and ensuring their successful publication and assist with post-publication exercises, as necessary.


Staff: Expected to extend editorial assistance and administrative support to the Commissioning Editor, taking accountability for most clerical and admin tasks.
Other: Reports to Commissioning Editor

Principal Accountabilities

Pre-commissioning and commissioning

Be aware of developments in the field and have general awareness of current affairs.
Assess BPFs and sample chapters.
Identify reviewers and prepare material to be sent out and ensure timely delivery of reviews.
Work with the Commissioning Editor to commission/acquire authors and prepare and circulate Syndicate Papers.
Prepare contracts for authors, editors, contributors and series editors.
Undertake research for expanding author and reviewer base.
Work closely with the commissioning editor on market research and competitive analysis to determine areas in which we should have new work.

Work on contracted titles

Work closely with authors/editors/contributors/pre-press colleagues/others, answering queries and providing guidance as required for each project.
Undertake clearance reviews as required.
Provide content, layout and style suggestions.
Undertake research on cover illustrations.
Contribute to marketing and promotional work including writing blurbs and negotiating appropriate material with author and marketing.

General administration

Maintain overall workflow.
Keep clear, appropriate and up-to-date list-wide records and provide list-wide information as required.
Make or requisition appropriate payments, as/if required.
Ensure that relevant information on systems, including Centaur and SAP, is fully accurate and up to date.
Work as part of a team.
Attend external events as required, including relevant conferences and campus meetings, launches and discussions.

Additional Duties
To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably expected of you by your immediate manager or a colleague within appropriate timelines and work hours.

Organisation’s Policies and Procedures
To abide by all policies and procedures, as detailed in the contract of employment and the Staff Handbook, e.g. Code of ethics, anti-bribery and corruption, Health and Safety, e-mail and Internet use and standards of behaviour.

Working with the CE(s). With strong emphasis on developing a market driven publishing programme, the job holder will also work closely with pre-press, sales, and marketing colleagues.


Regular contact with line manager.
Regular individual catch ups as well as team and departmental meetings.
Persistent or business critical issues are escalated to superiors for guidance.

Within Company

Daily: Editorial – Commissioning and Pre-press
Regularly: Sales and Marketing
When necessary: Finance, IT

Outside Company

Regularly: Authors/editors/referees/freelancers

Knowledge & Experience

Graduate in Social Sciences with work experience of 5 years OR
Postgraduate in Social Sciences with work experience of 2 years
Excellent communication skills
Aware and empathetic

Job Challenges

Strict attention to detail
Timeliness and Promptness
Maintaining regular and prompt communication without lapse

Additional Information:

A structured training programme will be provided to ensure that the job holder will acquire skills and knowledge to enable them to fulfil the role and eventually be in a position to progress to other roles.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it’s safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.
We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it’s part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.
To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That’s why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.


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