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Journals Portfolio Manager

Do you have journals experience and looking to develop within a broader journals role? Would you like the responsibility of managing a subject specific journals portfolio?

Due to growth, a major global publisher is looking to recruit a Journal Portfolio Manager, to effectively manage a portfolio of journals for the Behavioural Science list, under the direction of the Global Head of Portfolio. This role is initially for a fixed term of 12 months. It is a highly interesting role for someone who may be an experienced journals Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor looking for the next career move and more responsibility/autonomy.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to create and deliver a business plan to grow and develop the profitability of your journals portfolio
  • Foster long-term relationships with Societies to maintain and protect your portfolio, and create opportunities for future acquisitions.
  • Maintain a strong external focus e.g. attending conferences, editorial board meetings etc. creating profile and relevant networks, in order to increase subject and customer knowledge and understanding.
  • Manage the transition of acquired titles and publish existing programmes to agreed plan.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the Journals Business to ensure timely publication
  • Commission and acquire new products to an agreed level of revenue and profitability, under the direction of the Head of Portfolios.

This is a fabulous opportunity to increase your knowledge, level of responsibility and broaden your journals experience. 

The successful person will have:

  • Some Experience within journals publishing. You may already have some experience of managing a small portfolio of journals.
  • Experience of working with Journals Societies
  • The ability to adapt to new systems and websites
  • Industry and market awareness
  • Willingness to travel to and participate in external events

If you are looking for your next challenge in a forward-thinking organisation, please forward your CV, salary expectations and a short cover note and we will send you further details.

This role may also be based in the London office.


Journals Portfolio Manager

Redwood, London
Contract, Full-time, Part-time
Academic, STM
Editor, Journals, Publishing, Product Management
Salary description: 
Attractive salary plus 10% bonus and excellent company benefits
Journals publishing experience