Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator / Project Manager

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7714
  • Date Posted: 20 December 2021
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands
  • Salary: £27,366 to £30,864
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: New Media, Media & Creative
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator / Project Manager Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator who has publishing project management experience with a background in commissioning and/or acquiring new publishable content, liaising with authors and editors is required for a publishing company.


SALARY:  £27,366 - £30,864 per annum + Excellent Benefits (see below)      

LOCATION: Hybrid / Agile Working Possible. The office is based in Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands                   

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator who has publishing project management experience with a background in commissioning and/or acquiring new publishable content, liaising with authors and editors.

Working as the Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator you will support the business in the development of content acquisition, in order to deliver on the company’s strategic business plans and effectively contribute to the strengthening of the company’s profile as an impactful knowledge broker. You will be part of a small specialist publishing company, which is an integral part of the wider organisation, and will help them drive content commissions and publishing impact.

In this exciting role as the Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator you will oversee the acquisition process and budgeting of all of the company’s growing published content, from liaison with authors and editors to the point at which final digital files or printed publications are completed and published.

As a successful candidate you will have a real opportunity to further develop your expertise and profile in professional publishing in an international development arena.



Your duties as the Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator include:

  • Representing the company on editorial matters externally and taking responsibility for contracting new work - commissioning and responding to new proposals received
  • Developing existing contacts with authors, editors and co-publishing organisational representatives
  • Managing the peer review system
  • Researching new areas for publishing, new proposals and new editions of existing works
  • Contracting and client managing authors, editors and publication sponsors



Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to engage, communicate, and build relationships with authors, editors, partner publishers, academic institutions and international NGOs.



You are a committed and creative individual with substantive experience working in a professional publishing environment, specifically in a commissioning and/or acquiring new publishable content role.

You will also have immaculate English language skills; confidence in building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally, with the ability to pay close attention to detail.

Ideally you will have publishing project management experience, preferably with specific technical or international development studies subject knowledge and experience of working with international development organisations.



The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons why the organisation is a great place to work.

Their new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.

In addition, the organisation offers the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week
  • The company operate an agile working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working depending on the role
  • 26 days holiday in addition to public holidays
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment (rules apply) - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary)
  • Bike to Work scheme



The organisation is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

They help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. They work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And they share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

They’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. They combine these specialisms to multiply their impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.



The organisation treats all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

The organisation has the right to close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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