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Featured Interim Head of Journal Development (Maternity cover) – STEM Publishing


competitive salary + benefits

Our client, an independent non-profit mission-driven organisation led by scientists specialising in scientific research is looking for an Interim Head of Journal Development. Reporting to the Head of Publishing and overseeing a Journal Development Editor this role has primary responsibility to plan, manage and achieve the organisations journal development strategy and goals.

Industry  Editorial


Duration  Full Time

Type  Fixed Term Contract

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Planning the journal development teams work and priorities, including planning around growth, submissions, outreach, business development, and routine team management
  • Planning and managing the journal development strategy in consultation with Head of Publishing & the editorial leadership team
  • Overseeing the execution of journal development initiatives and achievement of associated objectives and targets
  • Developing external partnerships and contributing to business development strategies
  • Researching, identifying and recommending opportunities for journal development
  • Directing and supporting the work of a Journal Development Editor
  • Fostering editorial community involvement in journal development initiatives
  • Collaborating with other internal teams in the design and realisation of organisational goals.

Ideal candidates will have significant relevant experience with a successful track record planning and implementing journal development, editorial or publishing strategies. Demonstrable success of increasing article submissions, establishing external partnerships and improved community engagement is essential. Individuals suited to this role are self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders as well as motivating a team are essential. An excellent understanding of the publishing and research community is required.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + benefits.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 780. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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