Senior Publisher – Journals

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Our client, a leading STM publisher requires a new journals publisher reporting to the Associate Director. You will be a key member of the Publishing team, alongside three other Senior Publishers. You'll be responsible for the performance of a portfolio of journals which includes overseeing journals and commissioning strategy, managing resources and budgets, as well as line management of the journal’s portfolio team.

You will develop portfolio- and journal-level strategies and motivate the team to deliver the commissioning plans, achieving sustained growth and delivery of key targets. This will require advanced line management skills and the ability to forge a strong team-working ethos, whilst focusing on individual team member development. You will have responsibility for managing team member resource across your portfolio and will ensure that plans and activities are commercial and delivered in line with business strategy and budget.

To inform and support the development of the journal portfolio’s editorial strategies, you will manage and establish strong working relationships with the journals’ Editorial Boards and continuously develop links with the journals’ author communities through international conferences and institutional visits.

Skills & Experience:

  • A first degree or PhD
  • Physical or life science degree desirable
  • Significant STM Journals publishing experience
  • Extensive experience of managing and motivating a team
  • Experience of managing and maintaining financial budgets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A Collaborative approach to team management and to working with peers.