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Exclusive, Featured Managing Editor, Special Collections – Open Access


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

An exciting opportunity to work for one of the most successful global academic publishers as a Managing Editor to devise and implement content commissioning strategies for OA Special Collections. Connecting with leading researchers worldwide and fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange to drive increased submissions and revenue growth.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Managing Editor: Key responsibilities

  • Working with the Associate Director – Special Collections to devise and lead content commissioning strategies
  • Supporting and guiding junior colleagues to follow these strategies
  • Building specialised scientific knowledge of allocated subject areas
  • Working with external and internal journal editors to develop a portfolio of journals
  • Communicating with leading researchers around the world to carry out journal content initiatives
  • Working with internal departments to improve processes and execute collaborative strategies
  • Driving revenue growth via increased submissions of APC-paying manuscripts

Managing Editor: Skills/experience

  • Educated to at least BSc level in a scientific or engineering area; a firm grasp of the principles of research, and of correct trial design and reporting standards
  • Experienced in journal publishing within a content commissioning/acquisition role
  • Ideally, experience working with special issues/collections in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent at managing relationships with communication skills and confidence working with internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics
  • Proactive with good commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the open access journals publishing business and processes
  • Organised with an ability to prioritise effectively
  • Highly motivated, with the capacity 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 848. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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