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

Reviewer Engagement Manager

Our client, a leading scientific publisher, requires a new Reviewer Engagement Manager. We are seeking applicants who enjoy keeping up to date with the latest biomedical research, are detail-oriented, have great customer-facing communication skills and previous experience in an outreach role.

The Reviewer Engagement Manager is accountable for design and delivery of best in class reviewer training and engagement programmes serving researchers across China; using a variety of research tools and skills to identify experts suitable to act as peer reviewers for international, cutting edge biomedical research. Strong data analysis skills are a prerequisite. The role will also include line-management of a small team, also based in Beijing.

Reporting to the UK-based Head of Reviewer Programmes, the Reviewer Engagement Manager will collaborate with global colleagues to present training online and in person, to organise reviewer training and engagement events, and to match reviewers with appropriate journals. You will work closely with sales, marketing and editorial colleagues to ensure approaches are aligned with both global departmental objectives and local strategic context.

Skills & Experience:

  • A postgraduate qualification, PhD or equivalent, in biomedical sciences
  • Data analysis
  • Project Management
  • Fluent in Mandarin/ Standard Chinese
  • A strong command of English spelling and grammar
  • Knowledge of publishing and peer review processes
  • Industry and market awareness
  • Experience in a customer-facing role
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring, and adapting to others’ learning styles
  • Understanding of skills and tools required for managing change
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software

Sales Director Books, Australia

Our client a leading global publisher, requires a new Book Sales Director based in Melbourne Australia.

This key role is responsible for leading and managing our Book sales in the Australian market. You will lead and motivate the sales team and generate the development of strategies designed to ensure the widest possible sale of our Books in the market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sales team across the ANZ region
  • Responsibility for budget and revenue growth
  • Select and highlight priority book product to the sales and product teams, and devise best practice Sales Conference model and format to maximise sales
  • Monitor and appraise performance of Sales, Sales Support, Product and Operations team, maximising resources to ensure company is operating at its’ peak
  • Keep abreast of the competition and changes in the market and highlight any such changes with proposed actions
  • Manage the relationship with Amazon.au and Uni Co-Op Head Office
  • Maintain regular contact with other key customers and ensure opportunities are maximised
  • Oversee agreement of proposals and negotiation of terms agreements
  • Extensive travel to conferences
  • Provide industry intelligence and competitive analysis of competing products and purchasing options of our customers.
  • In conjunction with editorial and marketing, create product pricing and packaging strategies.
  • Keep abreast of current and future product offerings Represent the company on relevant industry body committees

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of leading and managing sales teams and trade channels, often at long-distance
  • Experience of book distribution issues, imported product logistics, and familiarisation of systems
  • Strong understanding of best commercial practice in local markets
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to maximise performance
  • Broad knowledge of the academic and professional Publishing industry and market competitor landscape
  • Experience of working with external and internal senior stakeholders, and acting as representative on key committees and lobbying groups
  • Strong influencing and communication skills