Sarah has worked in the academic publishing industry for over fourteen years and has extensive experience of using digital technologies to connect academics and students with cultural heritage in support of teaching and research. In her last full-time role at Taylor & Francis, Sarah initiated and grew the digital resources programme, a collection of online primary source collections serving the Higher Education community. As Director, Sarah had full responsibility for the strategic direction, product roadmap, and P&L.
Having led the development of digital products from ideation through to launch, Sarah has extensive experience creating new partnerships with prestigious institutions, licensing content, performing market research, competitor analyses, and leading focus groups to ensure that products meet the expectations and requirements of customers. She also has in-depth expertise and background in the creation and management of resultant product P&L’s, and leading global cross-functional teams with responsibility for meeting KPI’s.
Sarah’s skill sets additionally includes establishing editorial and production processes and best practice for digital product creation; metadata creation; advising on product features and functionality; usability testing; and providing strategic advice to global SMT teams on positioning and selling digital products into academic libraries.
Sarah started her career at Oxford University Press in a book production role which she continued at Taylor & Francis. Sarah then moved to Adam Matthew Digital as Editor of digital products for the HE market before taking up the opportunity to create and build a digital product programme, again at Taylor & Francis (a role that she held for eight years). Most recently, she has worked for Coherent Digital as a consultant, creating a product specific editorial strategy.