Book publishing and editorial strategy:
-Strengthen the Company's portfolio by managing quality submission volumes, improving author satisfaction, and growing impact of the three imprints. -Develop new Scholarly Book Domains. -Manage the Scholarly Books Imprints and portfolio to ensure individual Book, departmental, and divisional targets (including revenue, quality, and profitability etc.) are achieved. -Collaborate with Editors and Book Authors to publish high-quality content. -Ensure that all Book production functions meet cost, quality and schedule requirements and that the highest customer service objectives are achieved. -Identify and advise on possible workflow improvements in the publishing process; initiate remedial actions, negotiations and process changes where necessary. -Work with finance, marketing, and operations colleagues to ensure maximum profitability of the Imprints, including management of costs; initiate remedial actions, negotiations and process changes where necessary. -Ensure the timeous compilation and printing and signoff of Book hard copies and eBooks. -Identify, manage, and develop plans for Scholarly Books growth. -Develop, implement, and maintain the Company’s Books publishing policies across the Imprints and portfolio. -Establish networks, do market research, and keep abreast of market developments in the Scholarly Books domain. -Commission and coordinate authors, peer-reviewers, illustrators, designers, editors and proofreaders. -Ensure that books are adequately peer-reviewed and wholly aligned with the "Research Output Policy" of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) of South Africa. -Monitor and project manage the book development process and maintain the set project timelines for each Book. -Efficiently manage and monitor publication budgets. -Efficiently manage publishing administration. -Coordinate and manage legal obligations related to publishing, including contracts and permissions. -Provide marketing and sales strategy support. -Efficiently manage author quotations, invoices, and royalties. Management of Publication Systems
-Identify and seek out any suitable software systems that is needed for operational efficiencies. -Evaluate the software systems and its associated costs to make a recommendation of best fit for the Company. -Suggest changes to the software system as required to enhance operational efficiencies. -Oversee the testing of any changes to ensure it meets operational requirements. -Ensure the public view of any platform text remains relevant to the audience always interacting with the platform. Publishing Integrity and Ethics
-Ensure that all...