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Head of Program - Publishing Development

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations.

Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role

We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for a driven and target-oriented publishing professional to join us as Head of Program within our Publishing Development department. This is a permanent position with remote working options across the UK.

Reporting to the Publishing Development Director, the Head of Program is responsible for the growth and development of multiple Frontiers titles within a Publishing Program. Working closely with senior managers across the Publishing departments and other key internal stakeholders, you will contribute to developing company-wide strategies to drive high-quality growth.


  • Leads a program of multiple journals and their teams within a defined scope, responsible for overall journal team performance, staff management, external stakeholder collaboration
  • Responsible for the growth and development of Frontiers journals within the editorial program and accountable for defining and meeting program targets and objectives
  • Drives program growth and development through the development of article collections, editor engagement and journal launches, informed by competitor and market analysis
  • Represents the interests of the editorial program within the company and provides effective interface with the other departments in addition to bringing strategic value to the program
  • Inspires, mentors and provides guidance to the managers and their teams towards top performance
  • Contributes to developing company-wide strategic plans, policies and initiatives
  • Represents the company in an official role to external stakeholders


  • Extensive experience in academic publishing
  • Demonstrated experience in a managerial role and a proven track record of people management
  • Excellent leadership, with the ability to influence and align stakeholders across all levels
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to understand complex data and make decisions effectively
  • Technical proficiency, with advance skills using current software (particularly MS Excel and Salesforce)


What we Offer

International environment

With over 50 nationalities across seven locations around the world, we are certainly a diverse company. You will have the opportunity to work with teammates in other offices, as well as with researchers, editors, and authors from across the globe.

Key Benefits

  • 25 annual leave days + 4 well-being days
  • Participation in the annual company bonus scheme
  • Flexible working framework and remote working opportunities across the United Kingdom
  • Extensive learning opportunities through our LinkedIn Learning partnership
  • 3 volunteer days through our online platform
  • Access to Headspace app
  • Online Yoga classes

Application Process

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • The indication of your earliest availability

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Head of Program - Publishing Development

Frontiers Publishing, United Kingdom
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Editor, Journals, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Head of Program - Publishing Development

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Extensive experience in academic publishing