RELX Group Content Developer / Commissioning Editor in London, United Kingdom

Content Developer / Commissioning Editor

Category: Editorial

Location: London, United Kingdom

Commissioning Editor/Content Developer

We are looking for a pro-active and experienced commissioning editor/content developer. Someone with a strong drive to succeed, a strong interest in the law and keeping abreast of new technology/online trends within the legal community.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Practice area development:

Commission new content across formats for multiple market sectors, ensuring that the most appropriate author/provider is identified to deliver high quality content which meets customer expectations in a timely manner

Manage the commissioning process, agreeing content, budget and deadlines with authors; manage output and content quality against these deliverables

Ensure that the company's revenue and profit targets and other strategic needs are met by the commissioning activity

Prepare strategic summaries of practice areas to feed into business cases for new products and enhancements

Contribute to the budgeting and re-forecasting process and own and manage publications

Accurately report on contingency and risk for the re-forecasting and budget process.

Develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential authors to enable smooth commissioning of work in the future

Develop and maintain strong and supportive relationships with authors and internal stakeholders so as to develop a network to feed into strategic work and to ensure future plans align with other teams

Understanding customer needs & market landscape:

Support the development of LexisPSL modules within own practice areas

Maintain market and subject area knowledge so as to become an acknowledged practice area expert

Contribute to sales and marketing plans, gathering feedback and testimonials from customers to optimise the sales of practice area products and services

Identify and respond to market developments to ensure new and existing products are in line with customer segment requirements

Review existing portfolio of products with customers and identify and make recommendations on areas to develop including addressing content gaps, updating cycles and duplication within practice areas

Working with Editorial Operations:

Work in a focused, logical and proactive manner to ensure that externally authored content is delivered to Editorial Operations to schedule, budget and to agreed quality standards

Work collaboratively with off-shore stakeholders/suppliers

Technology Systems Knowledge:

Creation, negotiation and uploading of author contracts; experience of contract management systems an advantage


Publishing experience: relevant experience in commissioning/product development and editorial processes


Experience working in business to business information services

Knowledge of legal markets an advantage

Experience of delivering financial targets/managing P&L

Experience commissioning high quality content to deadline and budget

Experience in delivering high standards of author and customer care

Strong awareness of how to prioritise work on practice areas

Experience commissioning high quality content to deadline and budget

Experience in delivering high standards of author and customer care

Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package to include:

28.5 days holiday per annum

Pension including Life Cover

35 hour week

Employee Assistance Programme

Save As You Earn Scheme


LexisNexis is a leader in professional publishing and a pioneering solutions provider. We are changing the way the world shares information through a unique combination of authoritative content, powerful online research and advanced productivity tools. We have moved beyond supplying text information to delivering vibrant solutions which transform organisations. LexisNexis is the leading provider of information and business solutions to help knowledge-driven professionals achieve excellence.

LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.