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Commissioning/Managing Editor – Cardiology

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Salary: On application

Our client, a Medical Publisher and digitally-focused producer of content for physicians worldwide, requires a new Managing Editor.

The company provide access to the latest academic research via an open-access platform and produce independent, peer-reviewed content through our industry-leading journals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage the commissioning, development and publication of three online journals, plus any new products where appropriate.
  • To ensure content is published to the highest standards and in a timely manner, according to deadlines and to best practice.
  • To commission and work with reviewers using the electronic submission system (Editorial Manager) to ensure blind-peer reviews are conducted in accordance with editorial best practice.
  • To work with the Production Manager to support content delivery of the journals, including the creation of flat-plans, checking proofs and content for accuracy, design and lay-out in accordance with the company style guide.
  • To brief and work with medical writing and design freelance suppliers, where appropriate.
  • To determine and manage a schedule with authors and reviewers for all published content.
  • To attend international congress meetings pertinent to the journals throughout the year. Regular international travel is therefore required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in the fields of biology, health or life sciences.
  • Journal publishing experience is essential, preferably in STM publishing (experience in cardiovascular or related therapy areas is particularly desirable, however all publishing experience will be considered).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of editorial and production processes.
  • Experience of electronic editorial management systems is desirable.
  • Experience using the InDesign Creative Suite is desirable.
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