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Featured Associate Vice President Open Research – Scholarly Publishing


Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

Our client, a leading international and independent research publisher is looking for an Associate Vice President for Open Research leading the Open Access business unit. This is a fantastic opportunity to drive the Open Access strategy to achieve annual revenue and profit targets whilst leading staff to deliver on the Open Access objectives.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall performance of Open Access – growing content, revenue and contribution, monitor title performance adjust strategy accordingly
  • Create, develop, lead and implement the Open Access strategy
  • Recommend policy changes
  • Lead with a data driven approach to the development and evolution of the Open Access business
  • Collaborate with the technology teams to drive changes in OA technology to hit targets to drive submission growth and reduce peer review times
  • Manage a team of in-house Editors
  • Publish quality research
  • Work closely with internal departments including Marketing, customer services, Production, Sales, Product Management, Finance and Accounting
  • Represent the publisher externally speaking at relevant conferences and representing on industry panels.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in journal publishing and a strong knowledge of publishing trends and market conditions, especially Open Access research publishing.  Successful candidates will be experienced team managers and have demonstrable experience of delivering results. Experience of implementing and managing global processes is central to this role. Excellent communicators and influencers are required for this role, with vast experience in negotiating and influencing at all levels and an ability to establish collaborative working relationships. An understanding of government and university policies regarding Open Access research publishing is essential. Individuals will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have strong strategic and problem-solving skills.


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

Early applications are preferred.

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