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Head of Content Acquisition (Journals)

Location: New York, USA 
Salary: On application

Our client, a global STM Publisher, requires a new Head of Content Acquisition (Journals), who will be responsible for leading a team (6 to 10 people) to acquire high-value content, in close collaboration with the applicable Journals teams.

Based in New York you will lead a team that will build global subject-based collections within specific disciplines, particularly in our fully Open Access portfolio, and grow submissions and published articles via targeted outreach to help deliver sustainable content growth in alignment with journal development priorities.

Key  Responsibilities:

  • Lead a Commissioning and Project Management team
  • Deliver and input into the strategy for building content via Collections
  • Recruit and manage Guest Editors
  • Support the development of tools needed to reliably deliver Collections content at scale 
  • Work with key internal stakeholders to ensure the goals of the Content Acquisition team are achieved and the needs of our research communities are met

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of working with editorial and publishing teams
  • Professional line management skills
  • Proven ability to train and develop staff members within their role and within the organisation
  • Motivated and capable of planning, leading and delivering results
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders for programme delivery
  • Track record of working with different nationalities and cultures
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build both internal and external relationships
  • The flexibility to work with a varied workload, often under pressure Flexibility to travel when needed
  • Knowledge and experience of the world of science
  • Experience of the organisational complexities in a matrix organisation
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