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Open Position: COPIM Outreach, Business Analyst, and Engagement Officer

Published onJan 31, 2020
Open Position: COPIM Outreach, Business Analyst, and Engagement Officer

The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project at Birkbeck – funded by Research England and the Arcadia Foundation – is looking for an Outreach, Business Analyst, and Engagement Officer. In this role, you will work with existing academic publishers to analyse their finances and to transition their business models to open access for books. You will be a key driver of change within the academic research publication environment at a crucial time and have the opportunity to be at the forefront of digital research publication. You will liaise with external publishers, confidentially examining their financial situation under conditions of non-disclosure, and undertake whatever duties are needed to transform their business models. This role is a unique opportunity to enact fundamental change in global research monograph publication for the public good of education.

In order to be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable knowledge of economic models in and a proven track record in publishing. You will also be a diplomat, skilled at negotiating the difficult politics and landscapes of publisher business models. You will be a strong communicator and writer who can inspire confidence in a range of external businesses.

Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £44,113 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, via [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position. 

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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