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Head of Publishing (Educational Content) - Library For All

Save The Children

This is no ordinary opportunity.

Our Head of Publishing has the power to change the lives of millions of children around the world.

Playing a pivotal role in our ambitious growth and reach targets, you will be instrumental in leading our high-volume publishing, distribution and sales activities to provide culturally diverse and age appropriate content to readers around the world.

We've already changed the lives of more than 412,000 children, and with your help we can grow that to 20 million before the end of this decade.

Library For All is no ordinary Not-for-Profit.

As a not for profit enterprise of Save the Children Australia, our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all equally. We have a proud history of using technology to disrupt traditional publishing models, and leverage innovation in our everyday work to deliver meaningful change for children's education around the world. As a trusted partner to many of the world's leading development agencies, we're laser-focused on scaling our impact to create measurable change for millions more children.

Want to know more about working for one of the world's most innovative education technology organisations? Take a look at our Cultural Reference Guide.

Where you come in:

In this newly-created full-time, permanent position, based in our Brisbane office, you will enable the scaling of our impact through careful management of a globally dispersed team of publishing specialists for digital and print format publications. Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, you will drive the production of thousands of funded new titles, leverage your strong networks in the publishing world to increase our list and overall sales, improve our return on investment and, ultimately, drive impact of our vision.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering the exponential growth of our lists, producing thousands of new titles for our multi-lingual list of culturally diverse and age appropriate illustrated children's books and educational resources
  • Identifying, negotiating and securing high-value relationships with key partners
  • Creating new products, improving existing products and digitising and scaling systems and processes
  • Working cross-functionally to achieve and exceed production, revenue and beneficiary impact targets
  • Developing and managing commercially sound budgets

Does this sound like you?

You are a driven and passionate publishing professional with a depth of experience that spans both print and digital publications. You thrive in an environment where technology enables vision and where the innovation is palpable. You're a natural leader and easily develop meaningful relationships, finding a common ground and enthusiasm in shared vision and ambition. Critically, you're determined to deliver better educational outcomes for children all around the globe.

This role requires:

  • A highly experienced educational publishing sector lead, who thrives in a disruptive, role and growing organisation with a mandate for delivering ambitious goals and far-reaching impact
  • Experience managing publishing operations in international contexts (or similar complexity)
  • Proven ability to set and achieve bold goals in a fast-growing organisation
  • Experience with a digital-first approach to publishing, including distribution and licensing
  • An understanding of educational content and literacy attainment in low-literacy environments
  • (Ideally) Tertiary qualifications in the field of Creative Industries, Editing, Publishing or Business

Working at Library For All is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to working at the leading edge of education technology alongside a team of highly engaged professionals you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities within Library For All and Save the Children Australia
  • Friendly and highly flexible work environment
  • Limitless flexibility to work in a way that suits you
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Head of Publishing (Educational Content)

At Library For All, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Library For All is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Library For All supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held informationpertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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