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Executive Editor, Medicine

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Location: US, UK or Germany
Salary: Excellent

Our client, a global open-access business, requires a new Executive Editor for their leading open-access medical journal.

Working closely with the journal’s external Editor-in-Chief, you will take ultimate responsibility for the editorial decision-making and content of the journal.

You will train and line-manage an in-house team of staff editors, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, efficient manuscript processing, and a great experience for authors, peer reviewers, editorial board members and statistical advisors.

You will have a key role in shaping and implementing the journal’s editorial strategy and in the external representation of Medicine Journal and the company as a whole.

You will leverage your strong relationships with research, practitioner and policy communities to ensure the journal evolves to meet their needs.

Reporting to the Associate Editorial Director, you will be a senior member of the Editorial leadership and will work collaboratively, with a cross-portfolio mindset, to develop policy and special projects, and to support the equitable Open Research mission.

Skills & Experience: 

  • University science degree or equivalent, preferably at the MD, PhD, or equivalent level, and with postdoctoral or equivalent experience.
  • Strong experience in STM publishing, in an editorial capacity
  • Proven track record of excellent strategic thinking and leadership, willingness to think outside of the box in envisioning new offerings or approaches to medical publishing.
  • Self-driven and able to lead the analytical assessment required to support the strategic positioning of the journal
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A proven track record of managing, developing and motivating teams, including established experience directly managing and supervising staff
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to achieve consensus
  • Proactive approach and drive for continuous improvement
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and skills
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