London office hybrid (20% office based)

 

Publishing Editor – Journals

 

Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

Our client, a leading independent academic and professional publisher is looking for Publishing Editor to join the Editorial team responsible for the management, development and growth of a large portfolio of valuable high-quality journals.

Industry  Academic Publishing

Function   

Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP

 

Editor: Key responsibilities

  • Actively manage journal editor performance, establishing and implementing best practice for manuscript submission, peer review process, revision and resubmission policies, and optimal editorial board function
  • Undertake recruitment of new editors or replace editors where necessary
  • Actively manage the profitability of assigned portfolio of journals. Implement activities with other departments and external partners to ensure action taken where necessary to make improvements to financial performance
  • Provide information and advice to journal editors and partner societies to help them improve the quality of content published in their journals
  • Compile and assess key data and metrics, using this data to inform recommendations on each journal’s development strategy
  • Negotiate editor and society contract renewals, produce profit and loss statements, prepare draft contracts and lead contract approval process through to contract signature
  • Lead journal editorial board meetings and represent organisation at conferences
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that the journals are produced, marketed, and distributed in an appropriate way and within acceptable costs
  • Support senior colleagues as required with departmental projects and tasks.

Skills/Experience

  • Demonstrable interest in and commitment to higher education and academic publishing
  • Experience in running journals, ideally at an academic or scientific journal publisher
  • Good understanding of the journal publication process and industry
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to deliver presentations and communicate information confidently and clearly
  • Excellent relationship management skills: ability to build positive relationships both internally and externally
  • Project management skills: ability to work on many projects within tight time pressures in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to identify, advise and act appropriately on ethical or legal questions relating to publication, for example publication misconduct, libel, copyright
  • Proficient in standard IT packages, including Microsoft Office.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + benefits + bonus.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to enquiries@telferpartners.com quoting the reference TP 812.

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

Early applications are preferred.

Referral Scheme – Telfer Partners offer a referral reward if we fill this vacancy with someone you recommend. You can send us contact details of anyone you would like to recommend to enquiries@telferpartners.com.

 

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