Editorial Production Editor – Open Access

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Our client, a leading Open Access publisher based in London, is searching for a new Editorial Production Editor.

Reporting into the Operations Manager, the Editorial Production Editor will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of journals from submission through production and to final publication. The Editorial Production Editor will work with operations staff based overseas to perform this role, and work to achieve an ever-improving author experience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Managing a portfolio of journals from submission through to final publication
  • Ensuring key performance indicators on these journals are met via critique, feedback and reporting Acting as an escalation point for overseas colleagues, and for authors, reviewers and editors
  • Taking a proactive approach to improve quality, turnaround times and author experience within a portfolio of journals
  • Using initiative to identify new efficiencies to suggest process changes to the Operations Manager
  • Keeping the Operations Manager updated on the performance of a portfolio of journals and the operations teams
  • Completing spot checks on overseas supplier output to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Ensuring documentation to is updated
  • Working on vendor and operational projects
  • Acting as a cover for colleague absences and to deputise for the Operations Manager if required
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Willing to travel is required

Skills & Experience:

  • 2 years of either production or editorial experience in an STM environment
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and to meet deadlines

Online Project Manager – Peer Review

Our client, a leading academic publisher, requires a new Online Project Manager, Peer Review. You will work in the UK Online Peer Review team and ensure that the group meets targets for new site builds, supports live journals in an effective and efficient manner, and migrates journals online peer review systems as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To proactively and collaboratively work across the business to improve efficiencies and effectiveness within our online peer review systems.
  • Roll out ScholarOne Manuscripts™ and other online peer review platforms to an agreed budgeted number of journals annually, and support journals platforms as and when queries arise.
  • Assess, develop, communicate and implement new features through subsequent online peer review system version releases as appropriate.
  • Manage Editorial Assistants and Assistant Editors within the UK Online Peer Review team, set objectives and regularly review performance to ensure the team handle an appropriate quantity and produce appropriate quality of work.
  • Assist with definition of priorities and objectives for the UK division of the Online Peer Review team and develop metrics to measure and report on progress, success and benefits.
  • Explore external product development and partnerships, if and as needed. Contribute to due diligence and transition activities for journal acquisitions
  • Support department-wide initiatives and projects, as required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven experience within a journals publishing role, with an understanding of the changes and challenges facing academic publishing.
  • Prior line-management or supervisory experience.
  • Excellent project management administration skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed understanding of online journal peer review and submission systems, with direct experience of working with ScholarOne Manuscripts.
  • Reasonable level of IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience of training internal and external staff.

German Sales Account Manager DACH

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Our client, a leading STM publisher, requires a Sales Account Manager to cover the DACH region, ideally with a background in healthcare solutions.

The client is seeing huge demand for their services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To further support the increasing demand we require a dynamic and energetic sales manager focusing on the South of Germany. You will be responsible for identifying and closing new healthcare business opportunities within DACH territory.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven enterprise sales experience with several years track record
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare market, or experience in selling Healthcare subscription solutions is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal are essential
  • Confident and able to deal with customers at all levels
  • Proven ability to build, develop and maintain a wide number of business relationships and leverage these to develop new opportunities
  • Commercially aware and with strong business acumen
  • Independent, highly motivated
  • Fluent in English, written, reading and spoken.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willing and able to travel within the territory (up to 70%)