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Associate Editor 12-month FTC – Journals


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

Our client, an independent leading academic and professional publisher is looking for an Associate Editor on a 12-month FTC to join their Journals editorial department. The department is responsible for the management, development and growth of a large portfolio of valuable high-quality journals.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Provide timely and accurate title level support to Senior/Publishing Editor/Publishers and the department to ensure a high-quality service to journal editors, editorial boards and publishing partners
  • Actively manage journal editor performance, establishing and implementing best practice for manuscript submission, peer review process, revision and resubmission policies, and optimal editorial board function
  • Undertake recruitment of new editors or replace editors where necessary.
  • Manage the profitability of assigned portfolio of journals, implementing activities with other departments and external partners to drive improvements to financial performance
  • Provide information and advice to journal editors and partner societies to help them improve the quality of content published in their journals
  • Compile and assess key data and metrics, using this data to inform recommendations on each journal’s development strategy
  • Successfully negotiate editor and society contract renewals, produce profit and loss statements, prepare draft contracts and lead contract approval process through to contract signature
  • Lead journal editorial board meetings and represent publisher at conferences
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that the journals are produced, marketed and distributed in an appropriate way and within acceptable costs.

Suitable candidates for this role will have financial awareness relating to journal profit and loss statements and the commercial publishing environment. Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to this role. Good attention to detail with strong communication skills and relationship building skills. Individuals who are confident and able to work without close supervision and can handle a dynamic and demanding workload effectively would perform successfully in this role.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + benefits + bonus.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 796.

For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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