Would you like to create and publish resources to support science teachers?
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has an opportunity for a Commissioning Editor, Education Resources to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You will be based at our Cambridge Science Park office (free onsite parking and close to the guided busway and Cambridge North train station), with occasional travel throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
As Commissioning Editor for educational resources you will be responsible for developing a new resources publishing programme and for a portfolio of resources and materials that attracts nearly nine million site users each year and generates approximately £100,000 of revenue for the RSC.
We have developed a new digital platform that brings together all of the RSC’s support and services for teachers, of which our collection of teaching resources is a key part. To exploit the opportunities and capabilities our new platform offers, we are looking to develop a new publishing programme of chemistry teaching resources that align with teaching specifications across UK and Ireland and provide effective support for teachers of chemistry.
You will oversee this programme by analysing our existing content offering; establishing priorities for new content; developing ideas for resources; and commissioning, editing and publishing those resources. You will set up and maintain publishing processes; maintain high quality standards; monitor and report on usage and impact metrics; and constantly improve access to and usability of our content and materials in line with the needs of teachers. You will also be responsible for developing our commercial portfolio of books and merchandise and will develop commercial plans for new and existing product lines; and monitor and report on financial performance.