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Associate Editorial Director – Open Access

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UK, USA or Germany
Salary: Excellent, on application

Our client, a global STM Publisher, requires a new Associate Editorial Director who will manage a subset of Open access journals in a growing portfolio.

Managing a team of 5 people, the main objective is to deliver on the strategy helping to keep the client at the forefront of open science publishing and trusted content.

You will build and maintain strong relationships with the scientific community in order to grow engagement and develop the journals to meet the evolving needs of their global communities.

You will work collaboratively with the journals’ Editors-in-Chief/Editorial Boards, and in-house colleagues, to create and deliver against journal strategies, establishing international networks to grow their profile and reputation.

The role is an integral part of the editorial leadership team. As part of that leadership, you will also contribute to ad hoc projects across the entire journals portfolio. Priority projects currently relate to workflow optimisation, DEI, collections, transfers, policy development and community engagement.

Skills & Experience:

  • PhD and post-doctoral experience (or equivalent) in science or medicine
  • Experience (3+ years) with progressively increased managerial responsibility in STM publishing
  • Ability to manage successful journals and teams distributed internationally
  • Passionate interest in science and scientists
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in science and scholarly publication
  • Network of contacts within global scientific communities
  • Ability to think strategically, to innovate and to implement creative solutions
  • Effective people manager, ideally with experience of managing staff through change
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
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