RELX Group Director, Private Sector Education Content in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Private Sector Education Content


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We are looking for dynamic Director/Executive-level Editorial and Content Creation professionals with experience in higher education, publishing environments, who has lead teams in in developing and delivering Private Sector Education strategy and individual proposals based on existing marketplace data and research and demonstrate relevance to customer as well as to Elsevier's overall strategy.

This role gives those who are passionate about higher education and continued learning an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students pursuing a career in the field of Nursing & Allied Health.

Job description :

In this position, you would be developing and delivering a data-driven, customer use-case focused content publishing strategy for assigned portfolio bearing significant revenue, with focus on migrating content to compelling electronic formats and functionality to drive usage. A lot of your focus would be centered around optimizing portfolio performance to drive growth and profitability and assisting with strategic perspective.

What you’ll be doing :

  • Defining and directing a media-neutral content publishing strategy supporting migration from print to electronic solutions; ensuring customer needs are met and content currency goals are achieved

  • Pursuing partnerships (internally and externally) to uncover/develop new business opportunities.

  • Maintaining up-to-date, in-depth understanding of the issues, trends, needs and preferences of user base in order to provide high-quality information resources.

  • Developing network of high quality contacts; identify potential authors, current and emerging leaders, teachers and clinicians.

  • Directing a product portfolio to achieve budgeted publication dates, revenue, profits and overall financial goals. Special attention must be given to containing costs as we migrate from a traditional print to a digital first strategy and proposals must achieve margin guidelines set by VP. Must meet or exceed your individual proposal and signing goals as well as ensure publication schedules are met.

  • Defining deliverables and key result areas for individual content strategists; oversee contractual negotiations.Taking necessary action to deliver according to plan and mitigate risk.

  • Providing leadership to a team, including mentoring, motivating, identifying and growing talent within the business; coach team on resources available for professional development of self and reports.

  • Collaborating and facilitating team collaboration across all layers of the organization to ensure market content needs are met

  • Liaising with many cross functional colleagues to drive revenue growth and content usage.

  • Collaborating to develop products that satisfy a global audience, as well as electronic platform content gaps,

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with authors and subject matter experts, and developing deep domain expertise through these relationships and by attending relevant customer meetings and conferences.

  • Identifying key partnerships to drive revenue and increased content distribution/usage.

  • Responsible for developing, managing and achieving budget, with demonstrated cost containment, for individual titles and for overall portfolio.


What you should bring :

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree preferred

  • In-depth understanding all stages of the publishing and product development process.

  • Extensive and varied experience in all aspects of the publishing process including content acquisitions, development and implementation of strategy, and market/customer analysis

  • Customer/market focused; strong academic and commercial judgment

  • Successful track record for delivering results

  • Ability to/experience with work within matrixed and entrepreneurial units

  • Strategic planning and budgeting expertise.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong leadership skills including change management, risk taking, negotiating/influencing, communication and mentoring

  • Proven success in accomplishing content acquisition goals

  • People management experience

  • Experience in communicating and negotiating at a senior management level

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining Elsevier.

  • A base salary a competitive bonus

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Full benefits package, including;

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Life, Accident, Pet etc

  • Retirement: 401(K) plan, including a company match and Employee Stock Purchase

  • Disability: Long-term, short-term

  • Work / Life balance: Volunteer programs, Tuition and Adoption Assistance

  • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick days as well as paid holidays

  • For additional information, please inquire

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on ClinicalKey to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or .

Job Editorial

Primary Location NA-USA-MO-St Louis

Other Locations NA-USA-MA-Cambridge, NA-USA-CA-San Diego, NA-USA-PA-Philadelphia

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External Ongoing

Req ID: ERC0000T