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Exclusive Chief Editor, Biology


£ Competitive

Our client, a leading and growing not-for-profit STM Open Access journal publisher, is looking for a Chief Editor to lead the editorial development of their Biology journal. Providing inclusive and effective leadership for the journal’s Editorial Team.

Industry  Uncategorized

Duration  Permanent

Type  Full Time

Start Date  ASAP


The main responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the journal meets the needs of the global biological science community
  • Setting, developing and implementing editorial strategy for the journal
  • Working with the Editorial Board to set standards for the evaluation of research submitted
  • Defining and maintaining quality standards and editorial policy
  • Reviewing the requirements of the scientific community, as well as the STM competitor landscape, using this knowledge to inform strategic plans
  • Attending conference and site visits to maintain a high quality international scientific network
  • Driving journal development to increase community engagement and improve performance
  • Setting and managing annual budgets and forecasts alongside Senior Directors
  • Leading and managing a high performing editorial team

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a biology related field. Hold a thorough understanding of the scientific process relating to STM publishing, have a wide interest in science and functional knowledge of external markets and influences.  They will have proven ability to lead and motivate a team, alongside strong strategic and analytical skills.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary 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 quoting the reference TP 506 For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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