Job Details

K-12 Publisher (Dubai)

Job Details
Title: K-12 Publisher (Dubai)
Location: Dubai
Employment Type: Full Time
Industry: Editorial-Management/Misc
Pay Rate: Six figure salary plus bonus
Post Date: September 26, 2016

Job Description:


K-12 Publishing Manager Middle East

Location:  Dubai

Summary: Our client is looking for a publisher to lead the initiative in managing their K-12 US Schools and ELT publishing divisions in the Middle East. The individual must have strong knowledge of the K-12 school systems and English Language Teaching. The position must be based in Dubai and will require travel throughout the region.  Dubai is a beautiful major metropolitan area with all of the big city culture.

This Person Will:

  • Manage regional K-12 US Schools and ELT publishing units.
  • Develop & manage K-12 US Schools and ELT Publishing Plans in conjunction with the senior management.
  • Have the full brief for overseeing the selection, production, marketing and distribution processes involved with new works of writing.
  • Co-ordinate work between production unit and vendors to enhance our offerings in MEA region.
  • Create P&L for new products and present it to the NPC to obtain approvals.
  • Propose and manage product and content development.
  • Keep updated on publications from competitor publishing houses.
  • Take the full responsibility for the product commissioning and contracts with the vendors and/or third parties.
  • Develop and manage company’s publishing strategic publishing plans for MEA region.
  • Contribute to the K-12 Business/Marketing plans for the MEA region in conjunction with Business development unit.
  • Approve K-12 gratis budget with a provision of developing distribution network for gratis and marketing materials in conjunction with the management.
  • Contribute to development of product data.
  • Plan and manage training and consultancy services for the end users at all levels in conjunction with Training and Consultancy & Business Development managers.
  • Attend all meeting at all levels when it comes to product development in the region.
  • Assist sales team with their territorial marketing and sales campaigns.
  • Oversee all the processes of publishing a new product both in textbook or digital formats.
  • Participate in recruitment and training of human resources and performing other tasks as required.



  • Must be a native English speaker.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Excellent academic credentials are required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in publications management both in book and digital publishing.
  • Excellent knowledge of K-12 US Schools & ELT publishing.
  • Good record of previous publishing works in K-12 US Schools & ELT.
  • Analytical reader and have a knack for spotting marketable books in the fields mentioned above.
  • Strong communication and excellent computer skills required for the field.
  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.





      • A master’s degree in a related field.
      • spoken Arabic language is an advantage
      • flexibility to travel in the region
      • driving license