2x Marketing Manager – Journals

Morgan Healey Exclusive 

Our client, a global scientific publisher, requires two new Marketing Managers to oversee a portfolio of journals. Together with the Director of Marketing and another Marketing Manager, the you will be responsible for creating the strategy for the journal portfolio, as well as annual marketing objectives and KPIs, and helping ensure the successful achievement of these objectives through the implementation of integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns (across email, search, social, recommendation engines, print, etc.)

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Set out and define the market strategy or the portfolio of journals
  • Work with the deign and communication teams to create journal identities
  • Budget Management & report, including spend and effectiveness.
  • Landscape mapping and data analysis.

Skills & Experience:

  • The role holder has a strong work ethic with the ability to handle multiple priorities and respond quickly to changing requirements.
  • You will always keeps key objectives and targets in mind when developing all strategies, plans and activities.
  • International marketing experience is an essential requirement for the role and solid evidence and experience of multi-channel and integrated marketing skills is required.
  • A deep understanding of Open Science and wider publishing and research landscape

Publishing Editor – Chemistry

Our client, a leading STM Publisher, requires a Publishing Editor with expertise in chemistry to form part of a new team in London.

You will be responsible for the success of a defined set of journals within a broad discipline group and you must be comfortable in handling topics outside of your specialism. The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals within the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:
Portfolio Management: 

  • Be the key point of contact for your Academic Editors and build a close working relationship with them
  • Prioritise journals for development and create as well as implement a strategy plan
  • Ensure journals are represented in relevant indexing services and prepare journals for acceptance by additional services
  • Develop knowledge of the research areas of your portfolio and use this knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities
  • Work alongside your Academic Editors to increase journal visibility, submissions, and reputation within the field
  • Increase visibility and citations through commissioning and appropriate marketing

Special Issue Development: 

  • With the assistance of the Editorial Board, assess special issue proposals submitted to the journals within your portfolio
  • Give guidance to the lead guest editors to refine their call for papers
  • Support the lead guest editors in promoting their call for papers to prospective authors
  • Compile reports on the status of the special issues within your portfolio
  • Explore and implement methods to promote special issues once they are published

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience of working in a start¬up and/or tech environment desirable

Publishing Editor – Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science

Morgan Healey Exclusive

Our client, a leading STM Publisher, requires a Publishing Editor with expertise in maths, engineering or computer science, to form part of a new team in London.

You will be responsible for the success of a defined set of journals within a broad discipline group. The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals within the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:
Portfolio Management:

  • Be the key point of contact for your Academic Editors and build a close working relationship with them
  • Prioritise journals for development and create as well as implement a strategy plan
  • Ensure journals are represented in relevant indexing services and prepare journals for acceptance by additional services
  • Develop knowledge of the research areas of your portfolio and use this knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities
  • Work alongside your Academic Editors to increase journal visibility, submissions, and reputation within the field
  • Increase visibility and citations through commissioning and appropriate marketing

Special Issue Development:

  • With the assistance of the Editorial Board, assess special issue proposals submitted to the journals within your portfolio
  • Give guidance to the lead guest editors to refine their call for papers
  • Support the lead guest editors in promoting their call for papers to prospective authors
  • Compile reports on the status of the special issues within your portfolio
  • Explore and implement methods to promote special issues once they are published

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline o Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience of working in a start¬up and/or tech environment desirable

Associate Publisher – Life Sciences

Morgan Healey Exclusive

Our client, a leading scientific publisher based in London, requires a new Associate Publisher – Life Sciences.

The new position of Associate Publisher offers an exciting chance for an outgoing and self-motivated individual to work with their partners and a network of contacts within biology and medicine, to develop the services the company offers and to build up content for the community. 

The successful candidate must have an active interest in open science publishing, open data and related matters, and strong experience of scholarly research publishing, ideally in the life sciences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with external stakeholders, including high-profile clients.
  • To project-manage the set up, and drive the growth and development of content.
  • To grow a network of contacts within various biomedical research communities, and to advocate the advantages of open research publishing.
  • To implement an outreach strategy to generate new submissions.

Skills & Experience:

  • At least four years scholarly online publishing experience, including significant contact with editors, authors, reviewers and societies and experience with journal development activities.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills with individuals at all levels of seniority
  • Experience of managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks to high standards, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving both in daily tasks and more complex trouble-shooting
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • High level of computer literacy (including MS Office, Outlook and internet browsers)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and online engagement
  • Willingness to travel frequently

Journal Development Manager

Our client, a leading Open Access publisher requires a new Journal Development Manager. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to manage a brand new portfolio of journals.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, and ultimate growth and quality of the journals through content acquisition initiatives, as well as supporting and building relationships with the editorial boards and leading academics in the fields.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the new journal portfolio
  • Devise and drive content acquisition and editorial strategies to ensure the growth and success of the journals
  • Build strong relationships with high-profile scholars and pro-actively manage the Editorial Boards
  • Forecast journal growth and deliver on ambitious targets
  • Promote the journals at international conferences and in all communications
  • Lead internal projects on content management and ensuring quality
  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure efficiency of operations
  • Manage and lead a team of Journal Development Specialist(s) and supporting team members

Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a STM publishing house, and/or strong equivalent project management experience
  • A degree or higher is essential
  • Initiative taking, dynamic and focused personality
  • Flawless communication in written and spoken English
  • Aptitude for digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations
  • Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines
  • Sound and mature judgment
  • Technical proficiency, with hands-on skills using current software
  • A working knowledge of common social networks and social media platforms