[Job] Royal Pharm Soc, Publisher, <??40k, clos 14 Nov 2012 #scicomm jobs

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Location: London
Reports to: Editorial Director
Grade: 5

In consultation with the Editorial Director and other publishing colleagues, to research, acquire,
commission, manage and develop education and reference products suitable for publication by the
Pharmaceutical Press (PhP) in all media.

1. Contribute to the overall strategy for product development and for innovation, and work with
colleagues on strategic projects related to product development
2. In consultation with other PhP colleagues, evaluate markets, publishing priorities and resources
to identify publishing ideas with commercial potential and establish and maintain a publishing
3. Develop publishing/business proposals for new print and digital products and content (including
licensed content)
4. Manage the peer review (where relevant) of new project proposals and of content submitted
to PhP to determine their quality, commercial potential and suitability for publication
5. Appoint suitable authors, editors and contributors for new products, negotiate contracts,
provide guidance, monitor progress, and ensure that material for publication is delivered
according to the agreed criteria of extent, quality, presentation and timeline
6. On receipt of publishable material, work with other PhP colleagues to implement a publication
plan, including revised financial projections
7. Monitor the critical reception and financial performance of published products/content, using
this to inform further commissioning
8. Manage Editorial Assistant and liaise with other PhP colleagues involved in product
9. Determine, manage and monitor related editorial budgets for each year
10. Attend courses, meetings and exhibitions to represent PhP and maintain awareness of national
and international trends in publishing and in pharmaceutical science, pharmacy practice and

Development of (evolving) product development plan that meets with business strategy
and targets and ties in to changing field of publishing and digital publishing and the core
healthcare and pharmaceutical markets
Provision of thorough market research and business plans for proposed new products
Delivery and publication/launch of products according to schedule
Achievement of agreed targets for product development and for launch/publication of
products (including development and ongoing management)
Development of good working relationships with customers including authors, editors,
contributors, suppliers and other PhP colleagues

Personal responsibility
Takes personal responsibility for making things happen, driving continued improvement in their
area of work, sorting out issues and problems that arise and considering the impact of their actions
on others. Displays motivation, commitment, perseverance and conscientiousness. Acts with a high
degree of integrity and does what is right, not what is easy.
Managing and developing people
Provides direction and support to help others perform at their best, agrees role requirements and
sets clear objectives in line with business needs, provides honest and constructive feedback on
performance and behaviours, identifies developmental opportunities to enhance others??? skills,
makes best use of people???s skills, considers diversity related needs
Managing budgets and resources
Understands and applies relevant financial and procurement procedures, considers value for money
of all their actions, stays within their budget and always seeks cost reduction, ensures funding is
approved before committing to spend, develops plans that uses all resources effectively sharing
where appropriate to achieve value for money, reduce wastage and encourage others to do so
Achieving results/delivering performance
Plans and manages own and others performance to deliver results through setting realistic priorities
and service delivery targets, puts in place clear delivery plans and monitors progress, outputs and
outcomes, responds to setbacks with renewed and increase effort, makes best use of available
technology, secures individual and team ownership of objectives, role models high performance
and focus on delivery, creates a culture that delivers creativity and innovation
Problem solving
Gathers information from a range of sources, identify what is relevant and analyses information to
identify problems/issues, generates arrange of solutions with benefits, costs and risks associated
with each, identifies and links causes and effects, refers to procedures and precedents as necessary
before making decisions, makes decisions based on all relevant factors and information available,
tests solutions against reality before going forward, evaluates chosen course of action to determine
its worth and impact.

Behavioural competency Level required ??? ops,
mgr, senior mgr
Strategic perspective Manager
Delivering a member and customer focussed service Manager
Communication Senior Manager
Planning and organisation Manager
Openness to change Manager
Negotiating and influencing Manager
1. A relevant degree (ideally in physical or biomedical science)
2. Relevant experience in academic or STM publishing (including commissioning)
3. A good awareness of the UK and international markets for pharmaceutical scientific and
healthcare information
4. Experience of both print and digital product development
5. Sound commercial judgement
6. Familiarity with financial reporting and budgeting
7. Project management skills
8. Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills


The salary for this position is up to ??40,000 per annum. Salaries are normally reviewed in June of
each year.

The weekly hours are 35, Monday to Friday. There is a flexitime system in operation within the
Society, the core hours of attendance being 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
per day.

Holiday entitlement for this post is 33 days per annum including public holidays.

As a non-contractual benefit, the Society offers a Group Stakeholder pension plan insured with
AEGON. In order to join, an employee must have at least three months service and agree to
contribute a minimum of 5% of their salary; the Society will then also make a contribution.
The Society???s current contributions for members are as follows:
Aged less than 30 years 8%
Aged 30 but less than 40 years 10%
Aged 40 but less than 50 years 12%
Aged 50 and less than 65 years 13%
(The Society reserves the right to withdraw this Group Stakeholder pension plan, and its terms
may alter).
The Society offers, as a further non-contractual benefit to employees who join the Group
Stakeholder pension plan, death in service life cover of 4 x salary at no cost to the e

Medical insurance
The Society offers discounted private medical insurance. Cover through AVIVA is currently offered.
The Society reviews its healthcare provision on an annual basis. The offer of any Healthcare
provision, membership of a particular scheme, or an affiliation to a particular supplier is not a
contractual entitlement and can be withdrawn or changed by the Society collectively or individually
at any time.

Other benefits
Interest free season tickets loans are available to staff after successful completion of a probationary
period. Subsidised staff restaurant facilities are available.

The position is based in the Society???s Headquarters, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN,
within walking distance of Waterloo, Lambeth North and Vauxhall stations. The Headquarters is
located at Lambeth Bridge overlooking Lambeth Palace and the Thames. The Society operates a
???non-smoking??? policy throughout its premises.

Return of applications
Applications should be returned to:
Human Resources,
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society,
1 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7JN

Current??vacancies??- Pharmaceutical Press

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