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Project Manager - Publishing

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

The Project Manager’s goals within the Publishing Development department are to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the Journal Teams processes enabling the overall department to achieve its targets. For this position, the Project Manager will lead projects either on Editorial Board growth or new journal launches depending on the needs of the business.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player with great initiative and a flexible, get-it-done attitude. Candidates must be able to handle a fast paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organisational, communication, and multi-tasking skills are essential for this Project Manager role.

Our office is located in London, however remote working options are available for candidates across the UK.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead projects focused on Publishing Development and business needs
  • Deliver new tools/processes/strategies and make successful strategies scalable across department
  • Monitor project outcomes after release and transform into business-as-usual
  • Closely monitor progress to targets as defined by the business, flagging potential issues or identifying potential opportunities in achieving the targets in a timely manner and proposing solutions
  • Capture current workflows and define new ones to document processes and standard operating procedures, that are carried out by the content acquisition teams, to improve efficiency and efficacy
  • Collaborate with the relevant platform Product Owners to provide specifications, input and feedback for the development team.
  • Support and train users of platforms used to ensure adoption, efficiency and backup, including writing guidelines
  • Reports to the Head of Success Management - Publishing Development, regularly updating and aligning with the line manager on progress and initiatives


  • Proven experience in a Project Management role (Prince2, lean projects or similar)
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to influence and align multiple stakeholders on a focused objective
  • Proven demonstration of business acumen through the implementation of high-level initiatives
  • Impactful communication skills to present strategies at all levels
  • A thrive-change mentality with excellent motivational skills to deliver the company’s mission
  • Understanding of the publishing landscape would beneficial
  • Highly organised with excellent planning skills and an independent, flexible attitude


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 must include:

1. A cover letter and CV

2. 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.

Project Manager - Publishing

Frontiers Publishing, United Kingdom | London
Freelance, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Strategy, Training, Communications, Business Development, Project Management
Project Manager - Publishing

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Proven experience in a Project Management role (Prince2, lean projects or similar)