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Publishing Manager, Open Science

Location: UK/Home Based
Salary: Excellent

Our client, a leading society publisher, requires a new Publishing Manager, Open Science who will be responsible for understanding the global open science/open access landscape; tracking developments within it and using this knowledge and other data to inform the development of their products and services.

This role will be critical in supporting the development of effective publishing strategies, and central to the execution and operationalisation of strategies. You will keep a finger on the pulse of developments across the open science and open access landscape through the creation and maintenance of relationships and dialogue with a relevant network of contacts, including through attendance of key events and travelling to conduct site visits.

The role is remote-first, working primarily from home, and is required to travel to relevant events and stakeholder sites.

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience with scholarly publications and products within the STM space
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of scholarly communication, academic library markets, open science/open access trends in research communities, and other forces currently shaping the journals publishing industry
  • A deep appreciation for high-quality, society-owned journals and their value to the scholarly record and scientific enterprise
  • A combination of experiences including some or all of the following is desirable: editorial processes; publishing policies and workflows; product development; project management/leadership; sales, marketing, business development, and/or other commercial experience.
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