Publishing Manager - Humanities & Social Science

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  • Location:
    New Delhi
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  • Closing Date:
    31 October 2021

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Priyank Jha

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  1. Job Purpose:


Responsible for publishing strategy for Humanities in response to market needs.

Plan, develop, prioritize, implement and oversee the publishing process ensuring that books/products/solutions are published/released within set deadlines, as per the scope, according to the budget and are of the highest quality.

Ensure that we produce objective, accurate content without hurting the sensibilities of any community.



  1. Principal Accountabilities



  • Prepare publishing plans for Humanities aligned with overall publishing strategy of the Education department.
  • Oversee identification, commissioning and management of authors.
  • Oversee development and production of the titles and solutions on schedule.
  • Be aware of the budget and ensure cost effective resourcing for the list.
  • Oversee project management of titles.
  • Be aware of the digital requirements of the project.
  • Work closely with the digital department to bring out innovative blended products.
  • Conduct research, identifying new publishing opportunity and maintaining contacts.
  • Manage contracts with the authors.


Mentoring and Supervision:

  • Schedule and monitor progress of titles to ensure that books/solutions/products are published/released on time according to the Publishing Plan.
  • Monitor editors to ensure that publishing processes and workflow are followed strictly.
  • Review and improve publishing processes and workflow on the regular basis.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies.
  • Mentor and guide team members in publishing processes as well as overall career development.
  • Be responsible for equitable work distribution in the team.
  • Motivate team members to perform to the best of their ability


Relationship Building:

  • Establish and maintain relationships that help Cambridge University Press keep an eye on the new trends in the publishing environment.
  • Work together with the production and digital functions.
  • Maintain healthy relations with the team as well as among the team members, so that the work environment is positive and invigorating.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing team for the active promotion of the books/products/solutions.
  • Liaise with Human Resource in the recruitment and development of staff.
  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with authors, teachers, content developers and freelancers.


Additional Duties:


To carry out any other duties which may be reasonably expected of you by your immediate manager or a senior director.


Press Policies and Procedures:


Be compliant and follow the code of ethics.

To abide by all policies and procedures, as detailed in the contract of employment and the staff handbook, for example, Health & Safety, e-mail and Internet use and standards of behaviour.   


  1. Knowledge & Experience:


  • Combination of language, subject specialisation, technology skills and business acumen
  • Demonstrate ability to design, develop, implement, manage and report in Publishing processes through KPIs and metrics
  • Must have a Master's degree in any subject from the Humanities stream from a premium University
  • Must typically possesses at least 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Desirable to have a Master's Degree in Education



Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We're one of the world's most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people's potential with the best learning and research solutions. We work in global teams to tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Our benefits include group medical coverage and group term life benefits, an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 14 days holiday (bank holidays), and many more. Furthermore, our office is in a prominent locations.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on

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New Delhi
Splendor Forum, Plot no. 3, 3rd Floor, Jasola District Centre, New Delhi, India, 110025

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible Working

Flexible working environment

Life Assurance

Group Life insurance coverage


‘Press Extra’, offering discounts at high street retailers

Annual Leave

28 days holiday entitlement, increasing to 30 days after 10 years of service


Free on-site Gym facilities,
cycle to work scheme


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