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Journal Development Editor

We have a fantastic new role for an editorial professional who is looking for their next move in scientific publishing, and the opportunity to further develop your skills and experience, whilst taking on a more responsible role. A  highly prestigious scientific society publisher based in London is recruiting a Journal Development Editor to support the development and delivery of editorial development plans, generating high-quality content in their titles, whilst supporting the movement towards open science.  This highly important role will work closely with colleagues, external stakeholders and relevant members in academia, industry and clinical environments. Our client offers hybrid working – 2 days a week in the office and 3 days from home.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the management, growth and development of Society journals to create innovative, community-focused editorial strategies
  • Coordinate commissioning by identifying topics, institutions and groups to be targeted for commissioning purposes, and solicitating relevant, high-quality articles through in-person and desk-based commissioning
  • Implement suitable monitoring and evaluation processes across the journals portfolio (e.g. setting targets, monitoring and reporting on portfolio health indicators)
  • Build strong and productive relationships with members, partner organisations and other key stakeholders of the Society
  • Regularly audit journals to monitor compliance with industry best practice and ethical policies

The successful person will have proven experience of working in a journal editorial environment, ideally with knowledge of open access. This role offers a lot of responsibility, therefore some experience of strategic planning and the ability to allocate resources effectively and manage budgets would be useful but is not essential. You will have sound project management skills with the ability to manage and build relationships with key individuals and stakeholders at all levels. Some experience in journal development and commissioning would be useful but again, not essential as training will be given.

If you are looking for a role in journal publishing that is going to give you the opportunity to broaden your experience and truly develop your skills set then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please send your CV with a short cover note outlining your interest and salary expectations.

Journal Development Editor

Redwood, London
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, STM
Editor, Journals, Editorial
Salary description: 
Excellent salary plus great company benefits

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