Social research is changing as a result of the availability of new forms of data, including “big data”. SAGE wants to accelerate this change by working with the social science community to help them tackle the key challenges they face. To do this, we set up an innovation incubator, SAGE Ocean, to create a suite of new products and services to ensure that every social science researcher has the skills and tools they need to work effectively with big data and new technology.
Do you care about how the data revolution can impact social research? Do you want to work in start-up mode whilst having the benefits of working within a large organisation? Do you want to build new products and services that will change the way social research is done?
We are seeking a Marketing Manager with a proven track record of successfully marketing online products to join our team. You will be responsible for leading on all marketing for our online learning platform, SAGE Campus, as well as new products as our portfolio grows.
This is an opportunity to work on stuff that matters in a fast-paced team focused on using lean principles to rapidly understand the needs of researchers, and to use those insights to develop products and services that will best serve their needs.
ABOUT SAGE CAMPUS
Social research is changing as a result of the availability of new forms of data, including big data. SAGE wants to accelerate this change by working with the social science community to help them tackle the key challenges they face. To do this, we’ve set up an innovation incubator to create a suite of new products and services to ensure that every social science researcher has the skills and tools they need to work effectively with big data and new technology. We are seeking an Administrative Assistant support one of our first product launches, SAGE Campus, an online learning platform that teaches social science researchers the skills they need to work with big data.
This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team and to learn more about editorial, marketing, customer service, product management and e-learning. We’re a fast-growing team and, for the right candidate, this role could be an entry point into a range of roles in product development, publishing or innovation.
The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting the work of the core SAGE Campus team, including the Head of SAGE Campus, Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Commissioning Editor and Digital Learning Specialist.
As we’re currently a small, lean team, this role requires someone who can juggle multiple priorities and a varied workload, and would suit someone with an interest in learning more about new product development from the ground up. The position involves frequent interaction with academics and customers, as well as a close working relationships with the SAGE Campus team, and therefore communication skills must be excellent.
The Publishing Editor/Senior Publishing Editor will typically:
- Independently manage and develop an extensive journal portfolio in accordance with the editorial plan
- Maintain and improve the editorial and academic or professional quality of the journal portfolio allocated, maximising revenue and profitability within the assigned subject areas of responsibility
- Ensure that SAGE offers a high level of service to its clients, including societies, journal editors and authors within the publishing editor's areas of responsibility
- Develop SAGE's status and reputation as an international publisher in the subject areas allocated
- Manage journals commissioning in specified disciplines
The Editorial Intern provides administrative support to the editorial department, with a particular focus on providing support to the Reference Books team in the project management and delivery of SAGE’s growing handbook program. Under the guidance of the Editorial Support Manager, you will take on tasks which are typically handled by an Editorial Assistant (the first level position within Editorial) working closely with colleagues in the Books Editorial team and across different departments within SAGE. You will also take part in relevant departmental and company meetings and training sessions, to build up transferable knowledge and skills. At the same time, we will be keen to learn from you about your experience of using learning resources in your university studies.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL:
Be efficienct– you will need to be able to manage a varied workload involving many different tasks and working across a large number of different book projects. You will need to prioritise effectively and allocate appropriate amounts of time to each task.
Have good interpersonal communication skills – you will be communicating daily with people both inside and outside of Sage. Being able to hold courteous, persuasive conversations (by email or phone) and respond quickly to queries are key requirements of the role.
Have good research skills – you will be required to search for, select and present relevant information (e.g. about specific university courses and books published by other companies.)
Be curious and enthusiastic– you will be interested in learning about academic publishing, Sage and the markets we serve, and willing to share your thoughts and experience – particularly (if relevant) your insight as a current or recent university student.
Management of the Peer Review, and Editorial Development, of leading Open Access engineering and materials science journals, including managing peer review process (referee identification and invitation; decision making and referral of manuscripts to other suitable journals), content development via special issue/topic collection idea generation/Guest Editor solicitation, and original research and review article solicitation