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Commissioning Editor – Conference Series

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Location: UK
Salary: On Application

Our client, a global STM Publisher, requires an experienced and self-motivated Commissioning Editor to join their Conference Proceedings team.

Proceeding articles capture a record of the research presented and discussed at scientific conferences. Proceedings can serve as important snapshots of early-stage research that are later built upon in full research articles.

You will work with conference organisers to bring new conferences into the proceedings journal portfolios: negotiating contracts, managing relationships and retaining comprehensive collections of proceedings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will support the successful development of the programme.
  • Deal with a set portfolio of conferences which they will need to expand and meet financial targets for the year and contribute to the overall financial targets of the team.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with new conference organiser clients to drive the signing of new publishing agreements.
  • Developing an understanding of the global scientific conference landscape identifying needs and trends in the conference community
  • Effective selling of the services in proceedings publications via face-to-face meetings and desk-based commissioning activities
  • Negotiating contract terms within agreed parameters

Skills & Experience: 

  • Excellent understanding of current STM challenges and overall competent understanding of STM Publishing
  • Degree educated or equivalent experience (ideally with a science background)
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills to work effectively with conference organisers, authors, editors and partners as well as internal stakeholders
  • Relevant experience in STM publishing with an understanding of commercial pressures
  • Willingness to travel regularly to conferences and other meetings
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