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Senior Journals Manager – HSS Journals

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Location: UK, Germany or APAC
Salary: On application

Our client, a global academic publisher, requires a new Senior Journals Manager to manage a portfolio of Humanities and Linguistics journals. You will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio, leading the proactive management and development of these journals, line management of Journal Managers and fostering the overall program’s sustained growth.

This is a customer-facing relationship management position, working with academics and societies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the growth, development, and smooth running of a key journal subject portfolio
  • Building and sustaining great relationships with our authors, editors and societies, as well as the global scientific research community
  • Representing the company at relevant external meetings and events
  • Support and line management responsibilities
  • Close collaboration with colleagues across the global business for delivery of KPIs related to the portfolio
  • Working closely with Journal colleagues to develop and implement a strategy for a competitive portfolio
  • Support and improve our Open Access progression

Skills & Experience:  

  • Relevant research background or a comparable degree, preferably a Master’s or Diploma, with extensive experience in HSS Journal Publishing
  • Previous experience managing a portfolio of (ideally interdisciplinary) journal titles
  • Fantastic communicator adept at networking and effective collaboration with scientists and researchers worldwide
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to question existing assumptions and practices and actively seek solutions
  • Thorough understanding of editors’ and authors’ needs in their publishing activities, including open access
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Can demonstrate due consideration of research communities
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