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Exclusive, Featured Publisher x 2 – STM Journals


£34, 000– 36, 500 + bonus + benefits

Our Client, an international not-for-profit STM publisher leading in scientific and clinical education and research, is recruiting for two Publisher vacancies to join their growing Publishing team. Reporting to the Senior Publisher, the roles will focus on developing and implementing strategies for the growth and development of new and existing journals. As part of a small society publisher the successful candidates will gain broad experience across many aspects of journal publishing.

Industry  STM


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Publisher: Key responsibilities

  • Lead the development of a strategy for each fully OA and hybrid journal in line with the publishing team’s strategic and commercial goals
  • Monitor competitors for new article types, features and services, and new products in order to inform ideas for product development
  • Keep up to date with developments in the relevant scientific fields (including through analysis of citation data) and develop a network of contacts to inform strategy and commission in the subject area
  • Identify opportunities for acquisition of publishing products or commercial opportunities
  • Prepare and carry out a plan of commissioning activities for each product to achieve growth in the profitability of the individual products and the wider portfolio
  • Attend events to commission content for the journals, as well as acting as an ambassador for the portfolio of products
  • Manage the membership of editorial boards to ensure that there is sufficient subject expertise
  • Take ownership of the budget for each journal in the portfolio, working with the relevant staff to set the budget and targets, provide forecasts and monitor the financial performance of the products.

Publisher: Skills/experience

  • Experience of STM journal publishing
  • A sciences degree (preferably in the life sciences) and/or proven experience of engaging with scientific subjects
  • Experience of commissioning journal articles or applicable experience
  • Understanding of publishing metrics and ability to carry out statistical analysis
  • Familiarity with journal budgets or relevant experience
  • Highly organized with good time management
  • The ability to network and gather information from many different sources
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Creative thinking/problem solving.

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

How to apply

To apply, send CV to referencing TP 830 or call +44(0)1223632510 for a confidential discussion. Early applications are preferred.

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