The Project Manager will provide publishing support for Nature Research’s portfolio of custom publications, sponsored projects and native advertising solutions in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China). The Project Manager will build relationships with clients, and will coordinate with cross-functional teams to deliver projects that meet clients’ objectives.
- Build and maintain strong relations with existing clients across multiple projects
- Understand client objectives and communicate these to internal stakeholders
- Coordinate cross-functional, global teams to deliver projects that meet clients’ objectives
- Develop and continuously improve existing commercial publishing projects
- Set and track budgets and manage P&Ls
- Monitor and report on established KPIs for new products and services.
- Support sales teams in the renewal of existing business and with new business development
- Lead, inspire and empower a small, close-knit team
- Act as a trusted interface between editorial and sales and marketing
- Participate in exploratory/validatory research to inform product/service development and improvement
- Establish best practice to support new products and services.
- Institutional and corporate clients in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China)
- Commercial teams (in particular those in Japan, Australia, Korea and Singapore)
- Creative team in Asia-Pacific (writers, editors, designers, video editors)
- Marketing in London and New York
- Web publishing in Japan & London
- Degree-level professional with applicable proven track record, preferably in project management or publishing.
- Project management certification an advantage.
- Be able to understand & create publishing timelines, both print and digital.
- Must be comfortable with project management methodologies like Scrum, Agile etc
- Experience in/knowledge of magazines, contract publishing, content marketing or advertising
- Excellent client-facing skills and the ability to build relationships at the highest levels
- Creative thinker
- Thorough understanding of the needs of authors, referees, institutions and advertisers as key customers
- Strong organisational and project management skills
- Commercially astute; ability to create and interpret financial reports
- Confident communicator in English and Japanese to a high standard, both written and verbal.
- Ability to cope under pressure
- Willingness to travel
- Mid-long-term experience managing multiple commercial publishing projects
- Experience with team management
- Experience working in the Asia-Pacific region or working with Asian partners/organisations
- Experience working in the academic sector highly desirable