Operations Manager

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Our client, a leading STM Publisher requires a new Operations Manager who will be responsible for the set-up of external editorial and production suppliers, followed by ongoing management.

The Operations Manager will manage a team of Editorial Production Editors responsible for ensuring day-to-day quality and answering queries from suppliers. You will also review and implement internal operational changes. The role holder should expect travel to vendor locations, and to other office locations around the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing expertise on systems and processes, recommending improvements and new ways of working
  • Implement and oversee successful process changes at operational locations
  • Creating and maintaining documentation relating to process including: Production style guides – Workflow flowcharts – Vendor training instructions – Policy documentation – Role specific checklists – Editorial guidelines – Email templates
  • With the Operations Director, create request for proposals for each department to assess external suppliers
  • Manage the set-up of new external vendors to perform operational tasks
  • Manage team of Editorial Production Editors, including recruitment, appraisals etc.
  • Train the vendors on systems and processes
  • Answering vendor queries
  • Ensuring vendors are using the systems correctly
  • Managing projects related to operational processes
  • Deputising in the absence of the Operations Director
  • Regularly providing data, feedback and reports to vendors in order to implement an ever improving author experience
  • Overseeing projects as new opportunities arise, and alongside developments in operations
  • From time to time, you may attend conferences relevant to operations

Skills & Experience:

  • 5 years experience of either production or editorial experience in an STM environment
  • Experience working with overseas vendors

Publishing Editor – Medicine/Biomedical

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Our client, a leading STM Publisher requires a Publishing Editor within Medicine or Biomedical sciences to form part of a new team in London.

You will be responsible for the success of a defined set of journals within a broad discipline group. The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals within the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities
Portfolio Management:

  • Be the key point of contact for your Academic Editors and build a close working relationship with them
  • Prioritise journals for development and create as well as implement a strategy plan
  • Ensure journals are represented in relevant indexing services and prepare journals for acceptance by additional services
  • Develop knowledge of the research areas of your portfolio and use this knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities
  • Work alongside your Academic Editors to increase journal visibility, submissions, and reputation within the field
  • Increase visibility and citations through commissioning and appropriate marketing

Special Issue Development: 

  • With the assistance of the Editorial Board, assess special issue proposals submitted to the journals within your portfolio
  • Give guidance to the lead guest editors to refine their call for papers
  • Support the lead guest editors in promoting their call for papers to prospective authors
  • Compile reports on the status of the special issues within your portfolio
  • Explore and implement methods to promote special issues once they are published

Skills & Experience: 

  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (Medicine or Biomedical sciences degree a plus)
  • Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience of working in a start­up and/or tech environment desirable

Publishing Editor – Engineering & Computer Science

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Our client, a leading STM Publisher requires a Publishing Editor within Maths, engineering and computer science to form part of a new team in London.

You will be responsible for the success of a defined set of journals within a broad discipline group. The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals within the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities
Portfolio Management:

  • Be the key point of contact for your Academic Editors and build a close working relationship with them
  • Prioritise journals for development and create as well as implement a strategy plan
  • Ensure journals are represented in relevant indexing services and prepare journals for acceptance by additional services
  • Develop knowledge of the research areas of your portfolio and use this knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities
  • Work alongside your Academic Editors to increase journal visibility, submissions, and reputation within the field
  • Increase visibility and citations through commissioning and appropriate marketing

Special Issue Development: 

  • With the assistance of the Editorial Board, assess special issue proposals submitted to the journals within your portfolio
  • Give guidance to the lead guest editors to refine their call for papers
  • Support the lead guest editors in promoting their call for papers to prospective authors
  • Compile reports on the status of the special issues within your portfolio
  • Explore and implement methods to promote special issues once they are published

Skills & Experience: 

  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (Maths, engineering and computer science degree a plus)
  • Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience of working in a start­up and/or tech environment desirable

Head of Campaign Marketing

Our client, a leading global STM Publishing based in London, requires a new Head of Campaign Marketing.

They are looking to hire a Head of Campaign Marketing to join our growing team in London. This role will have the responsibility for the development and execution of our author lifecycle marketing strategy to allow us to engage with researchers in a rewarding and useful manner.

This a great opportunity for a creative senior marketer that is excited by developing creative campaign solutions to achieve commercial goals. You will also have the responsibility to develop and shape their team as required.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Define the overall author campaign marketing strategy, customer journeys, marketing mix, investment recommendations and specific marketing plans
  • Work collaboratively with the Commercial Director and the Marketing Communications Manager to define the marketing strategy and plan that carries forward and communicates our key author brand attributes, and meets business and financial objectives.
  • Build a campaign execution team to implement the marketing plans.
  • Develop author lifecycle marketing plan to focus on reviewer to author and reader to author conversion points in addition to repeat authorship and colleague/departmental recommendation schemes.
  • Work with a cross-functional team to develop, test and refine the messaging strategy and content roadmap needed to support marketing efforts.
  • Develop connected and personalized author journeys to create an engaging and valued author experience.
  • Develop and maintain marketing plan measurement frameworks to ensure ongoing review and adjustment in alignment with marketing funnel KPI’s.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience creating, executing and leading marketing initiatives
  • Proven track record and ability to work closely with product and go-to-market teams developing business and marketing strategy to drive rapid growth.
  • Ability to understand consumer needs and motivations and develop marketing plans that prioritize key audience segments.
  • Strategic thinker and influencer with the ability to build creative marketing campaigns combined with the operational know-how to ensure excellence in execution.
  • Demonstrated success in messaging through traditional and new media channels and ability to measure marketing effectiveness and optimize plans globally.
  • Ability to lead teams, both directly and indirectly, with a strong balance between creative inspiration and strong data and analytical skills and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in matrixed and collaborative environments.

CEO

Our client, a 'start up' analytics business that serves the publishing and media space, requires a new CEO for their next phase of growth.

The company is into their second year and already has an impressive product and customer base. The current CEO which makes up part of the investment team that owns the company is stepping sideways to make way for a commercial smart, tech savvy, publishing professional to take the business to the next level.  

We need someone who eats and sleeps publishing and loves the web. It would be an advantage if you get data and analytics, but it's more important you're commercially smart. Ideally you would have spent 5yrs+ in B2B information within a senior role on the digital side. You have a healthy knowledge of all things web and have perhaps been part of a team building software for internal use. We would consider commercially smart Product Managers and Digital candidates that want to take a step up. 

This is an excellent role to define and set the strategy for the next 3-5 years and continue to develop the products. 

Qualities: 

  • Ambitious 
  • Entrepreneurship and Self Starter
  • Min of 5+ years in B2B publishing
  • Knowledge of analytic & data would be an advantage 
  • Commercially smart
  • Tech Savvy
  • LOVES publishing/media/online