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* Exclusive* Managing Editor – STM OA Journals

£ Competitive + Benefits   •   Cambridge, UK, or San Francisco, USA.   •   Permanent   •   Full Time   •   ASAP

Posted on:  • Function:  Editorial   Industry: STM

Our client, a leading and growing not-for-profit STM Open Access journal publisher, is looking for a Managing Editor for journal development within its community journals team.

Working collaboratively with the journals’ Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards, the Managing Editor will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the scientific community in order to grow engagement and develop the journals. The main responsibilities include:

  • Setting, developing and implementing editorial strategies
  • Working collaboratively with the marketing team to implement journal commissioning plans
  • Leading the team to deliver against journal KPI targets, market share, quality and reputation
  • Developing best authorship and readership through networking and conference attendance
  • Maintaining awareness of competitor landscape and trends in funding for open science
  • Assisting in setting and managing budgets and forecasts
  • Identifying new opportunities for products and services, developing plans and proposals
  • Leading, developing and managing the performance of the journal’s editorial staff

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific field, have considerable experience in STM Publishing and enjoy networking with research communities and working closely with Editorial Boards. They will demonstrate excellent customer service skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders, as well as previous experience of leading and motivating a team. Moreover they will be excellent communicators and problem-solvers, with strong analytical skills. A PhD and research experience within the life sciences is desirable.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, strong benefits and the chance to work in an innovative and truly collaborative environment.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to enquiries@telferpartners.com quoting the reference TP 505 For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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