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Organization: Bible Society Australia
Date Posted: 1/25/2019
Country: Australia
Primary Category: Management
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details


Head of Publishing

Full Time

Sydney or Melbourne, Australia


An exciting opportunity exists for an innovative and experienced publisher to lead, manage and develop the publishing programme of the Bible Society Australia group, including the Bible Society, Acorn Press, Morning Star and other imprints.


Reporting directly to the CEO, Greg Clarke, this position is considered an integral part of pursuing the overall mission of Bible Society Australia.


The role can be Sydney or Melbourne based.


Key Duties:

  • Development and delivery of a comprehensive national and international publishing strategy in alignment with Bible Society Australia’s strategic plan
  • Lead and manage the publishing team to ensure objectives are met
  • Devise and implement publishing business plan for both Australia and internationally
  • Develop and manage an approved annual budget
  • Work with colleagues across the BSA Group, including Koorong Books to achieve both mission and commercial goals
  • Devise, implement and monitor efficient publishing processes and standards in an atmosphere of continuous improvement
  • Join the Senior Management Team of Bible Society Australia and participate in leadership activities across the organisation
  • Participation in various professional bodies in Australia and overseas, including the United Bible Societies global movement

Key Criteria:

  • Senior publishing, marketing, editorial and/or production experience
  • Commercial focus and experience in leading publishing strategies
  • Up to date knowledge of both the Christian and general publishing industry in Australia and around the world
  • Proven team management experience
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Comfortable to work across a wide range of Christian denominations as well as in the general publishing world

An attractive salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For more than 200 years, Bible Society Australia has been dedicated to making the Bible available and accessible to all. As part of a fellowship of 152 Bible Societies, we’re a not-for-profit charity in partnership with all denominations. We translate, publish and share the Bible around the world and help people engage with the message of unconditional love found in Jesus Christ, the living word.

How to Apply / Contact

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria, listed above, to


For a full position description or enquiries please email


Closing Date: Friday 22nd February


For more information about the Bible Society please visit


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