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Retained Managing Editor – STM OA Journals


£ Competitive Package

Our client, a not-for-profit global research organisation who are devoted to the publication of their respected, international OA Journal, is looking for a Managing editor to drive the strategy and continued growth of the journal together with the day-to-day management of editorial operations.

Industry  STEM


Duration  Rolling 12-Month Contract

Type  Full Time

Start Date  ASAP


Telfer Partners are the retained consultancy for this vacancy.

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the peer review process from article submission to acceptance
  • Responsibility for the online submission system, including timely submissions/developments
  • Coordinating all editorial developments among key stakeholders, ensuring collaboration in carrying out planned developments
  • Organising all editorial meetings and recording and coordinating follow-up actions
  • Assuming responsibility for the development plan and performance indicators
  • Initiating and project-managing tasks required in making progress towards journal objectives
  • Liaising with publisher staff to ensure cohesion between the journal and ?? activities
  • Commissioning review articles or special articles/issues, following up with authors
  • Maintaining awareness of developments in the journal’s competitive environment, identifying new initiatives
  • Liaising with the publisher to ensure best publishing practice and a high-quality service
  • Preparing reports, market research and data analysis for stakeholders on performance.

Successful candidates will have significant experience within a journal editorial capacity, together with experience of the biomedical or biological sciences, and an understanding of biomedical research processes. The ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, liaising with a wide group of stakeholders and demonstrable ability to communicate with confidence and authority with senior scientists is essential. Excellent influencing, organisational, and time-management skills are required. Knowledge or experience of medical OA research publishing or a relevant PhD is desirable. This role includes some countrywide and international travel to represent the journal at scientific meetings.

You will be rewarded with a competitive package.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 528. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +441223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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