Content Acquisition Specialist

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About the job

Our mission is to unlock human potential. We welcome you for who you are, and the background you bring, and we embrace individuals who get excited about learning. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion; it’s in our differences that we empower the way the world learns.

About the role:We are seeking dynamic and results-driven Content Acquisition Specialists to join our international team of commissioning experts. These roles are responsible overseeing the strategic acquisition of content, building a strong pipeline of ideas and ongoing projects, and fostering collaborations with Editors, Publishers, internal and external stakeholders, and the research community. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of specific subject areas and the research landscape, coupled with a demonstrated ability to expand into multi-disciplinary projects.

How you will make an impact:

  • Driving strategic acquisition of content, including identifying and cultivating ideas and ongoing projects that align with our objectives.
  • Maintain meticulous attention to detail and quality, ensuring the excellence of acquired content and projects, embracing a proactive and results-driven mindset, continuously refining content acquisition strategies for maximum impact.
  • Utilize analytical skills and data-driven insights to inform decision-making, with proficiency in tools like Excel.
  • Build and nurture relationships within research communities, leveraging networking skills to foster engagement and collaboration.
  • Initiate and oversee multiple projects concurrently, demonstrating strong organizational and prioritization abilities.
  • Represent the company and journal portfolio by attending conferences, workshops, and events (online or in-person in your region) to engage with the research community.

What we are looking for:

  • Ideally have a higher degree (PhD/MSc) in a relevant field, particularly physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences is strongly preferred
  • Have experience working with the research community or STM publishing organization – experience in commissioning role or an extensive network of contacts is an advantage
  • Possess strong analytical skills and experience making data-driven decisions
  • Are skilled at networking with an ability to build relationships within research communities, persuasion and influencing skills
  • Are detail-oriented and results-driven and have strong organizational and prioritization skills to initiate and track multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Are willing to travel, especially domestically

Why should you join Wiley?

  • The team! You’ll be joining a talented group of professionals who are truly passionate about the work we do.
  • We embrace you for you! Wiley is committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce and fostering a work environment in which all colleagues are valued and can enjoy professional success.
  • Fantastic well-being initiatives such as ‘Happy Fridays’ with the afternoon off during part of the year, flexibility to work from home, fun events, and activities throughout the year to get colleagues together, free access to Headspace, and much more!

About Wiley:Enabling Discovery, Powering Education, Shaping Workforces.We clear the way for seekers of knowledge: illuminating the path forward for research and education, tearing down barriers to society’s advancement, and giving seekers the help, they need to turn their steps into strides.Wiley may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: our people. We are willing to challenge the status quo, move the needle, and be innovative. Wiley’s headquarters are in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations across the globe in more than 40 countries.

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