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Exclusive, Featured Managing Editor Medicine – Open Access


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic professional to work for one of the most successful global Open Access research publishers as a Managing Editor. The key responsibility will be to lead on journal development and collaborate on annual strategies and contribute to the growth and ethical standards of publications.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Managing Editor Medicine: Key responsibilities

  • Lead comprehensive journal development, encompassing commissioning of articles, solicitation of original research, special collection curation, editorial board establishment, community building, and relationship management
  • Collaborate in the formulation and execution of annual journal strategies, working closely with an internal team of editors
  • Cultivate specialized scientific expertise in designated subject areas
  • Curate a pool of peer reviewers, collaborating with both external and internal editors
  • Oversee Section Editors to provide final recommendations for manuscript acceptance, rejection, or revision
  • Play a vital role in decision-making within the peer review process
  • Manage existing open access titles and facilitate the growth of editorial boards
  • Achieve specific growth objectives while upholding ethical peer review and publication practices
  • Drive the enhancement of impact factors
  • Foster revenue growth by encouraging increased submissions of APC-paying manuscripts
  • Actively participate in departmental projects and engage with communities of practice.

Managing Editor Medicine: Skills/experience

  • A biomedical background to at least MSc level (PhD or MD is preferred)
  • A firm grasp of the principles of biomedical research, research ethics, and reporting standards
  • A background in oncology or other clinical/preclinical disciplines is preferred
  • Ideally, experience in journals publishing in an editorial role, including experience with peer review and/or making decisions on manuscripts
  • Strong administration and project management skills
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills and confidence in working with both internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics
  • Talent for establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with journal editors
  • A proactive, growth-focused mindset, good commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the Open Access journals publishing business and processes
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Willingness to travel to attend conferences, both in the UK and internationally
  • A high level of motivation, with the ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team.

A competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 861.

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Early applications are preferred.

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