Head of Publishing

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent Contract
  • Salary : £59,274 - £65,158 per annum
  • Closing date : 11/10/2023
  • Interview date : 20/10/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Publishing professional.

We are recruiting for the Head of Publishing and seeking an ambitious, dynamic, and creative person to lead our Editorial Team.

The successful candidate will have a wealth of experience in STM Publishing. They will work closely with the Publishing Team and College Editor to ensure that our academic journals thrive by advancing their reputation and reach, in a rapidly changing environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the College Editor, Publishing Team and Publishing Partner to develop the College’s portfolio of books and journals, BJPsych, BJPsych Bulletin, Advances, International and Open, and oversee the management and development of the recently launched BJPsych Journals App, supported by the team of three Managing Editors, the Senior Publishing Co-ordinator, and the Editorial Assistant.

They will manage the relationship with the publishing partner and collaborate closely with the journal editors and wider College community. The Head of Publishing will also support the College’s wider functions, collaborating with teams across the organisation.

About you

We are looking for a candidate with excellent experience of managing academic journals and partner relationships, who can demonstrate that they have the collaborative and negotiating skills to secure the best outcomes for the College and its publishing programme over time.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have a strategic vision for the future development of the journals, books, and App. Keeping up in a changing world is not enough, we need someone who shares and can deliver our ambition to compete with the best.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will provide appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

We operate a hybrid working model of on-site and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance.

For any queries, please email

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 10am

Interview date: Friday 20 October 2023 via Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability Confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer. Please see the candidate information pack for more information.

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