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Publishing Editor

An exciting senior editorial role has opened up in the Journals team of a leading international academic publisher for a Publishing Editor. Working closely with external editors, society partners and editorial colleagues, you will play an important role in driving the success and long-term sustainability of the journals programme.

This role can be hybrid with weekly office attendance in London.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the financial performance for assigned journals, suggesting improvements and cross-departmental activities to maximise profitability
  • Leading journal editorial board meetings for assigned journals
  • Managing journal editors performance, setting codes for best practice around peer review, manuscript submission and revision processes
  • Supporting senior colleagues with ad hoc department projects and initiatives
  • Negotiating society and editor contract renewals
  • Analysing journals performance and compiling reports and metrics to inform decisions on journal development strategy

The ideal candidate will possess an excellent understanding of the journal publication process, preferably gained from running a portfolio of academic journals in a previous role. You should also demonstrate familiarity with the wider scholarly communication landscape, good negotiation skills and strong project management.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Publishing Editor

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Professional, STM
Editor, Digital Editorial, Digital, Editorial, Publishing

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