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Executive Editor, Journals

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Location:
UK/Hybrid
Salary: £52,000 – £58,000 Basic

Our client, a leading society publisher, requires a new, highly motivated publishing professional with strong strategic acumen and excellent communication & interpersonal skills to lead their Inorganic journal team.

This is a senior-level role within the Journals department and has significant responsibilities. The incumbent will lead a team of 8 individuals (managing 4 direct reports) and will be responsible for leading, setting and implementing the strategy for the portfolio and the individual journal strategies within it. The successful candidate will have a high level of external contact with the relevant research communities and will use this market information to develop strategic priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting, developing and implementing the portfolio and individual journal strategies and delivering KPIs in terms of market share, quality, reputation and customer service.
  • Developing the best authorship and readership for the journals, through networking, personal contact, commissioning, attendance at conferences, site visits and roadshows etc.
  • Managing, leading and motivating a team, and a number of remunerated external Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors.
  • Building and managing relationships with relevant societies and divisions

Skills & Experience:

  • Significant experience in STM journal publishing, including commissioning; an excellent understanding of the peer review process, editorial policy and marketing.
  • A good honours degree in science (chemical sciences normally preferred).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Enthusiasm for open access and open science
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel extensively nationally and internationally
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