Our client, a leading independent academic and professional publisher is looking for a Publishing Editor/ Senior Publishing Editor on a 12 month FTC to join the Editorial team responsible for the management, development and growth of a large portfolio of valuable high-quality journals.
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.
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.
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