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Publishing Editor/ Senior Publishing Editor – 12-month FTC


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

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.

Industry  Academic Publishing


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.


  • 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 quoting the reference TP 812.

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

Early applications are preferred.

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