Wolters Kluwer Managing Editor in Waltham, Massachusetts

18-20258 -- Managing Editor -- Legal and Regulatory, Waltham, Mass

In an increasingly dynamic world, Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory connects legal and business communities with timely, specialized expertise and information-enabled solutions to support customers' success through productivity, accuracy and mobility. Its major product lines include Aspen, CCH, Kluwer Law International, and MediRegs. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel, health care organizations and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, IL.

The Managing Editor participates in driving revenue growth for assigned titles within a list segment or portfolio by (1) ensuring appropriate content development and timely publication of assigned products and their accompanying ancillaries and (2) effectively managing assigned products throughout their life cycle. In addition, the Managing Editor manages a list segment (including all digital and print products) and is responsible for establishing the revenue priorities, publication plans, and schedules specific to customer needs. This position participates in determining the business objectives and then creates and manages plans, schedules, and talent to execute on those objectives. S/He works closely with Marketing to ensure the appropriate go-to-market strategies are in place. With the assistance of the Publisher works with acquisitions, operations, marketing, and sales teams to ensure customers' expectations and needs are met through all products and services. The Managing Editor works with the Editorial Production Coordinator to ensure products are on schedule and on budget.

Qualifications : * In collaboration with Publisher, generates ideas for new non-core-content products and services; presents and secures approval for new ideas and develops business plans. Upon business plan approval, may lead project execution

  • For assigned titles, ensures market-oriented editorial content development and timely publication of new and revised products and accompanying support materials/services; oversees the work of freelance development editors

  • Responsible for assigned products throughout their life cycle, assimilating market information to understand changing customer needs and maximizing revenue potential of products

  • Coordinates with sales, marketing, and finance teams to track performance of assigned titles against sales goals

  • Partner with marketing and sales to develop effective communications to the sales force and customers and champion of high-value titles to sales and marketing

  • Applies competitive landscape understanding to inform product development, release date planning, and marketing materials

  • Liaises with Publisher, Product Management, Marketing Managers, Acquisitions, and other team leaders to establish revenue priorities and publication plans for assigned course areas to fit market needs and share market/customer information

  • Work closely with the Acquisitions team to understand their signing priorities to ensure cohesive publishing between new and revised titles

  • Plays proactive role in communicating regularly with customers and translating needs, pain points, and opportunities into strategic product plans

  • Partners with marketers and helps inform strategic marketing programs for new products or enhancement, including identification of market segments, product position, pricing and profitability

  • Stay abreast of industry trends to help contribute and support our business and team strategy

  • Collaborates with team members to learn, develop, and implement best practices in management of own portfolio

  • May be assigned departmental projects supporting process enhancement/improvement across team


Performs other duties as assigned by manager


Education: B.A. or B.S in Journalism, Communications, English or related field

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Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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