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*Retained* Managing Editor – STM OA Journals

£ Competitive Package   •   San Diego, USA   •   Rolling 12-Month Contract   •   Full Time   •   ASAP

Posted on:  • Function:  Editorial   Industry: STEM

Our client, a not-for-profit global research organisation who are devoted to the publication of their respected, international OA Journal, is looking for a Managing editor to drive the strategy and continued growth of the journal together with the day-to-day management of editorial operations.

Telfer Partners are the retained consultancy for this vacancy. 

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the peer review process from article submission to acceptance
  • Responsibility for the online submission system, including timely submissions/developments
  • Coordinating all editorial developments among key stakeholders, ensuring collaboration in carrying out planned developments
  • Organising all editorial meetings and recording and coordinating follow-up actions
  • Assuming responsibility for the development plan and performance indicators
  • Initiating and project-managing tasks required in making progress towards journal objectives
  • Liaising with publisher staff to ensure cohesion between the journal and ?? activities
  • Commissioning review articles or special articles/issues, following up with authors
  • Maintaining awareness of developments in the journal’s competitive environment, identifying new initiatives
  • Liaising with the publisher to ensure best publishing practice and a high-quality service
  • Preparing reports, market research and data analysis for stakeholders on performance.

Successful candidates will have significant experience within a journal editorial capacity, together with experience of the biomedical or biological sciences, and an understanding of biomedical research processes. The ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, liaising with a wide group of stakeholders and demonstrable ability to communicate with confidence and authority with senior scientists is essential. Excellent influencing, organisational, and time-management skills are required. Knowledge or experience of medical OA research publishing or a relevant PhD is desirable. This role includes some countrywide and international travel to represent the journal at scientific meetings.

You will be rewarded with a competitive package.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to enquiries@telferpartners.com quoting the reference TP 528. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +441223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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