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Exclusive, Featured Managing Editor Public Health – Open Access


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

An exciting opportunity to work for one of the most successful global research publishers as a Managing Editor to drive revenue growth and lead on Open Access journal and special collection development.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Managing Editor Public Health Biomedicine: Key responsibilities

  • Hands-on journal development, including article-level commissioning, original research article solicitation, special collection development
  • Building specialised scientific knowledge of allocated subject areas, primarily in public health and healthcare
  • Selecting and inviting peer reviewers; working with external editors and internal
  • Managing Section Editors to make final accept/reject/revise recommendations
  • Making decisions on manuscripts as part of the peer review process
  • Managing existing open access titles and developing the editorial board
  • Driving impact factor growth
  • Driving revenue growth via increased submissions of APC-paying manuscripts
  • Participation in department projects and communities of practice.

Managing Editor Public Health Biomedicine: Skills/experience

  • A biomedical background to at least MSc level
  • A firm grasp of the principles of biomedical research, research ethics, and reporting standards. A background in public health or health care is preferred
  • Ideally, experience in journals publishing in an editorial role, including experience with peer review and/or making decisions on manuscripts
  • 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 863.

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

Early applications are preferred.

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