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2x Managing Editor (Biomedical)

Location: London, UK
Salary: On application

Our client, a global academic publisher, requires two new Managing Editors with biomedical backgrounds to develop open access journals and build relationships with authors, editors and third party organisations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that journals publish high quality content consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships across the business and with external partners, including journal editors and boards.
  • Engage in peer review processes as required; ensure that all published content meets the required ethical and scientific standards.
  • Responsible for final decisions on manuscripts.
  • Undertake to maintain strong subject knowledge within allocated journal fields, including via national and international conference attendance when required
  • Guide the editorial strategy of the allocated journals and supervise the work of more junior Managing Editors and Assistant Managing Editors.
  • Responsible for developing the quality, profile, market share, budget and financial performance of journals within the assigned portfolios in line with Open Access team goals
  • To drive profitability and ensure that their portfolio is aligned with corporate goals
  • Lead project streams as required, including globally, and deliver consistently positive results.

Skills & Experience:

  • A biomedical background to at least BSc level and ideally a higher degree (MSc, MPhil or PhD); a firm grasp of the principles of biomedical research, and of correct trial design and reporting standards
  • Ideally, journals publishing experience in an editorial role
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills and confidence in working with internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics.
  • Talent for establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with journal editors
  • A proactive approach, good commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the open access journals publishing business and processes
  • Excellent organisation skills and an ability to prioritise effectively
  • The ability to travel to attend conferences, both in the UK and internationally
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