Location:
Tokyo
Posted on:
22 June 2018
Salary:
Salary on application
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Our client, a leading global publisher, requires a new Managing Editor for their Japan office. The Journals Managing Editor will pro-actively manage a list of academic journals in all the STM and HSS fields, building relationships with academic editors and learned society contacts as well as realising opportunities for growth through organic development and acquisitions. This is a varied and challenging role, including frequent domestic travel.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the editorial and financial performance of the existing portfolio of journals
  • Building a network of contacts and developing strategic plans to enhance our position in the field
  • Liaising with journal editors, academic society officers and colleagues 
  • Chairing and presenting at editorial board meetings, and representing the company at conferences in the region
  • Assisting with new journal proposals and bids
  • Managing general administration of the list, with supervisory responsibility of an Editorial Assistant
  • Providing appropriate cover in the Publisher/Editorial Director’s absence

Skills & Experience: 

  • Previous experience in academic journal publishing preferred
  • Willingness to work with confidence, flexibility, initiative and independence while playing an integral role in a professional publishing team
  • Familiarity with, and an awareness of, academic editors’ and societies’ needs in publishing activities will be an advantage
  • Able to manage a range of duties and maintain focus on deadlines and priorities at the same time
  • Self-motivated and able to use initiative when necessary
  • Excellent English/Japanese communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adaptable to different work/cultural contexts
  • Excellent eye for detail Willingness to work to a high standard, highly professional in all conduct
  • Must have high computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly excel; familiar with online technologies
  • Good team player
  • Degree in Science & Technology and/or Medicine is preferred but not required

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