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Commissioning Editor - Journals x 2

We have new vacancies at Emerald Publishing! A fantastic opportunity for two Commissioning Editor- Journals to join us and play a key role in our Content Acquisition team

The successful candidates will join a dedicated journals team, managing and developing an allocated portfolio, actively commissioning content and focusing on increasing our output  aimed at delivering real world societal impact.  Playing an active part in the wider team, you will work to ensure that Emerald is a leading voice for our chosen communities 

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

  • Create and own a strategic development plan, building a strong pipeline of journal articles and other relevant digital content. 
  • Commission and deliver content to agreed targets aligned with strategic priorities 
  • Support the strategic development of the product programme aligned to Emerald’s domain, open and services strategies
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of a community outreach plan for your subject area
  • Proactively manage EABs to ensure journal health and work to increase representation of diverse voices that are reflective or author and readership.
  • Actively use systems and reports that will help you meet objectives for attention, citations, impact factor, market share in articles, author and reviewer satisfaction, and publication speed

You’ll need to have:   

  • Proven journals publishing experience working to strategic priorities and portfolio targets.

Excellent working knowledge of the rapidly evolving academic publishing environment – for example in respect of open research

  • Advanced relationship management/building skills, and an ability to work cross-functionally.  

It’s more than just skills and experience, this is what we’d like to see:  

  • Someone who displays their passion about research aligned to delivering real societal impact. 
  • The drive to expand their existing network and act as an advocate for Emerald
  • The ability to embrace innovation and new ways of working. 

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. You'll also have numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as 30 days annual leave, remote flexible working, up to 20% performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance. 

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at and let us know.

About Emerald Group

Emerald is a group of brands, compromising of Emerald Publishing, Emerald Works, and Emerald Group Solutions, all passionate about learning and empowering real change.

The group has evolved over the years into a dynamic, digital-first business employing over 400 people worldwide. All are driven by a common purpose to unlock talent and equip decision-makers with the evidence and tools to make smart choices and tackle real-world challenges.

Commissioning Editor - Journals x 2

Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Content, Journals, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Commissioning Editor - Journals x 2
Salary description: 
£27,727 - £41,038 a year

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