Editorial Development Manager, Europe

Our client, a leading STM Publisher, requires a new Editorial Development Manager based in Germany.

You will be the key representative for the company’s publishing activities in mainland Europe with a particular focus on strategic planning and developing and maintaining relationships with the European science and open access communities. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for developing, communicating and implementing our publishing strategy for UK and Europe
  • To support and inform the Open Access strategy
  • To continuously monitor and evaluate the requirements of the scientific, institutional and librarian communities, the STM and competitor landscapes and international funding bodies
  • To expand and develop the best authorship and readership for our journals and books in mainland Europe
  • To foster and develop the mainland European membership of Editorial and Advisory Boards
  • To support books commissioning activities in Europe
  • To work with Sales colleagues to identify potential sales leads
  • To develop and maintain an exceptionally influential network of contacts spanning the academic, industrial and political/policy sectors
  • To manage this network to increase the company's influence and impact

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree or PhD in science
  • Experience in Scientific, Technical & Medical publishing
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills, ideally within a cross-functional team
  • Thorough understanding of European education and scientific research systems
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure autonomously and to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally
  • Contacts with the relevant communities