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Publishing Strategy Lead - Impact

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 are seeking an experienced publishing professional with extensive journals development knowledge, strong business acumen and robust analytical skills for a Publishing Strategy Lead –Impact position. Reporting to the Associate Director, Impact the Publishing Strategy Lead – Impact is responsible for
the development and implementation of the company’s impact strategy across multiple products and departments. Working closely with senior managers across the Publishing departments and other key internal stakeholders, this role will contribute to developing company-wide strategies to drive high-quality
growth and impact.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead defined Objectives and Key Results and projects focused on driving publisher impact,
  • Responsible for driving impact strategy and for delivering impact related project outcomes, as well as transforming successful initiatives into business-as-usual,
  • Monitor progress to impact targets/thresholds and provide strategic guidance to journal teams to ensure all journals are achieving their impact goals,
  • Collaborate with Business Intelligence, Product and Technology teams to develop robust monitoring, analytics, and digital tools to execute impact strategies and support the company’s impact goals,
  • Liaise with Product, Technology, Data and Business Intelligence teams to recommend and coordinate improvements to products, digital tools and analytics aimed at boosting article and journal impact,
  • Collaborate with Digital Marketing and SEO teams on strategies and initiatives aimed at boosting article and journal impact,
  • Represent the company in an official role to external stakeholders, when required.


  • Significant experience in journals development and robust understanding of factors driving journal impact performance,
  • Strong analytical skills and proven ability to understand complex data and make decisions effectively,
  • Proven demonstration of strong business acumen and strategic thinking through the implementation of high-level initiatives,
  • The ability to work independently with sound and mature judgement to proactively drive the company’s impact strategy,
  • Ability to lead, influence and align multiple stakeholders across all levels on a focused objective,
  • Impactful communication skills to present strategies at all levels,
  • A thrive-change mentality with excellent motivational skills to deliver the company’s mission.

Your application

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Indication of your earliest availability

Applications deadline for external candidates is Sunday, 19th February 2023.


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

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.

Publishing Strategy Lead - Impact

Frontiers Publishing, United Kingdom
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Strategy, Management, Communications, Business Development
Publishing Strategy Lead - Impact

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Significant experience in journals development and robust understanding of factors driving journal impact performance,