Publishing officer

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publishing officer
Suggested salary: NGN 100,000
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
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managing a small team (both freelance and in-house staff);
liaising with publishers, editors and production teams - face-to-face and via phone and email;
agreeing rights for foreign editions, updates and co-editions;
negotiating translation rights;
maintaining positive working relationships with publishers;
sharing information and opinions with contacts about the company's range of books;
identifying suitable new material for publication and liaising with relevant contacts;
developing new links with UK-based and overseas publishers;
writing 'pitch' letters to new contacts and 'soft selling' publications;
undertaking high-level negotiations with relevant partners regarding, for example, complex legal agreements and contracts;
identifying new publication opportunities and initiating contact;
submitting proposals for new publications to the editorial team, using your market knowledge;
preparing for and attending major trade events, such as book fairs, to make new contacts and sell publications;
ensuring that the publication of specific books progresses to schedule;
travelling overseas to attend meetings and develop new contacts;
assessing the financial viability of agreements;
overseeing invoicing systems and monitoring payments;
keeping accurate and up-to-date records;
setting departmental targets and ensuring these are met.
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