Editorial Lead - HSS

REF: EL081020  



A highly successful publisher has a super new role for an experienced HSS publishing professional to join the team as an Editorial Lead. The successful person should have a broad knowledge of the HSS landscape and a background in HSS (Humanities & Social Sciences) publishing. This is a new permanent full-time role.

Working with the Editorial and Publishing team, the Editorial Lead will provide expert knowledge and support to existing editorial staff, especially whilst in a transition period to create a separate HSS editorial team.

The role will involve assessing articles and associated research data for appropriateness and editorial quality, overseeing the editorial pre-publication checks, developing and overseeing HSS editorial policies and recruiting, training and managing editorial staff.

Some key duties of the Editorial Lead will include but are not limited to:

  • Processing submissions for editorial quality with some basic editing where required.
  • Using existing editorial knowledge in HSS to provide expert knowledge and support to existing editorial staff.
  • Manage and train the editorial team, carrying out pre-publication checks.
  • Provide review of the publishing framework of the organisation and the platforms, to ensure clearly formulated publication criteria, editorial policies and ethical guidelines.
  • Handle issues around publication and research ethics
  • Be the main point of contact for authors and external clients for issues requiring escalation.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong subject matter knowledge and editorial experience in HSS (Essential)
  • A solid understanding of the scholarly publishing ecosystem
  • The ability to handle multiple projects and work to tight deadlines
  • Adaptability and the willingness to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • A pro-active individual who is resourceful and a team player
  • Excellent English language skills

This role can be worked remotely with occasional travel to meetings once or twice a month in London. The position carries a generous salary and benefits package. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your salary expectations to:



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