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Business Development/Publishing Manager

Location: London

Salary: 35K Basic + Commission

Contact: Chris Moreau

Rule are looking for sales-savvy talent with keen business acumen to join our award-winning client in central London. This role as Business Development/Publishing Manager is highly autonomous, requires immense work-ethic and is therefore extremely rewarding.

Our client is a highly recognized “freesheet” publishing house 100% dependent on advertising and sponsorship revenue. However, they don’t distribute in the streets, they pay a fee to broadsheets who’ll print and distribute their publications. What sets our client apart is that content creators and revenue generators aren’t in separate divisions but work under the same department.

This approach creates a varied and challenging work environment, where revenue generators have in-depth product knowledge therefore increasing your credibility in the marketplace. This had proven to be an incredible opportunity to expand your network and sharpen your business acumen.


The Role: Business Development/Publishing Manager

As a Publishing Manager, you’ll have full project-management authority over five prints annually, from the start till their maturity once published. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Spearheading the search – Investigating the market for information gaps to report on.
  • Generating revenue – Pitching your report to C-suite directors across all industry sectors.
  • Sourcing content – Finding journalists and relevant content developers to produce the report.
  • Report development – Final say on front page design from your graphic design team.
  • Editorial Commissioning – As the paper’s editor you will sign-off on the final print.

The role is diverse, stimulating and emphasizes on acquiring revenue, which entails a focus on business development and sales alongside your daily creative activities.


What’s in it for you?

On average, you can expect to earn a minimum of £14,000 in addition to their basic salary of £35,000, additionally, each report that over-delivers on target will raise your basic salary by £1,000 aiming to raise your basic to £40,000 over the course of the year. High performing individuals can expect to earn £70,000 in their first year.

You’ll typically be promoted to ‘Lead publisher’ within your second year, which leads to a £6000 increase in your basic salary.


The Candidate:

If you possess previous sales experience, that is ideal but not a pre-requisite – that said 12+ months experience is required. You must be highly motivated as you’ll be expected to work independently after an initial training & shadowing period.

Other necessary attributes that you’ll need:

  • Incredible communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Interest in current business debate/publishing.
  • Capable of demonstrating a sustainable high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Strong academic background: a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2:1 from a top 30 University (Business/Management/Economics or research-related degree ideally).

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