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Journals Portfolio Manager

Are you an experienced journals professional, looking to develop your experience within a broader journals role? Would you like the responsibility of managing a subject specific journals portfolio?

Due to consistent growth, a major global publisher based in the Oxford area is looking to recruit four Journal Portfolio Managers, to effectively manage a portfolio of physical science journals, including P&L, under the direction of the Global Head of Portfolio. These roles are initially for a fixed term of 18 months. They are highly interesting roles for someone who may be an experienced journals Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor looking for the next career move.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and delivering a business plan to grow and develop the profitability of your journals portfolio
  • Foster long-term relationships with Societies to maintain and protect your portfolios, 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:

  • Experience within journals publishing, ideally within the subject areas of physics, chemistry, maths, engineering or other science related subjects.  You may already have some experience of managing a small portfolio of journals.
  • Experience of working with Journals Societies
  • Some experience of managing P&L of a journals list/portfolio is desirable
  • 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, Oxford | 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