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Editorial Operations Manager

Are you looking for a new leadership role within journal publishing?  We have a not-to-be missed opportunity with a highly respected London based Membership organisation who publish journals and books in the subject area of sustainability and the environment. Reporting to the Head of Editorial and Production, the Editorial Operations Manager will have responsibility for the full journals portfolio as well as being responsible for the performance of editors, reviewers, and authors. This is a highly varied and pivotal role within the journals team as you will manage all journals published by the organisation and manage the Editorial Operations Assistant. This role offers a hybrid working arrangement – 2 days a week in their London office and 3 days a week working from home.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Managing the portfolio of journals for the organisation, and monitor competitor activity
  • Seeking out new authors and developing strategies for converting them to repeat authors for the journals
  • Using data and other sources to continuously review and improve service to authors and reviewers, ensuring key insights are shared with the wider team
  • Line managing the Editorial Operations Assistant
  • Commission special issues from Conferences and other sources
  • Management of Editors for all journals, including investigating problems, mentoring, advising, sharing data etc.
  • Monitoring new publishing developments

The successful person will have proven experience of journal editorial and production systems, and strong knowledge of journal publishing. Strong leadership and mentoring skills are essential as is the ability to understand data and action as appropriate. You will be commercially and customer focused with the ability to network and build strong working relationships.

If you are looking for a new role in journal publishing with greater responsibility and the opportunity to take responsibility for a portfolio of prestigious journals, please get in touch.

For further information please send your CV and a short cover note.





Editorial Operations Manager

Redwood, London
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Professional, STM
Journals, Operations, Editorial
Salary description: 
Highly attractive salary and benefits package. Details on application

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