Publishing Editor - Journals

REF: PE101022  



We have a fantastic new role for a journals publishing professional who is looking for their next move in STM publishing, and the opportunity to further develop your skills and experience, whilst taking on more responsibility. A well-known and highly prestigious scientific society publisher based in London is recruiting a Publishing Editor to take responsibility for supporting the strategic development and delivery of their publications, including journals and an open research platform. This role will generate high quality content in their tittles and support the ongoing movement towards open access. This is a hybrid working role, with ideally 2 days a week working in the London office.

Reporting to the Head of Scientific Programmes some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the strategic management, growth and development of Society publications to create innovative, community-focused editorial strategies
  • Regularly auditing journals to monitor compliance with industry best practice and ethical policies and consistency of Editorial Board decision making
  • Implement suitable monitoring and evaluation processes across the journals portfolio (e.g. setting targets, monitoring and reporting on portfolio health indicators)
  • Build strong and productive relationships with members, partner organisations and other key stakeholders of the Society
  • Represent the Society at external meetings and events
  • Provide input into  financial decision making in respect of usage of Editorial Board travel funds, journal marketing budgets and future income projections, during open access transitions

The successful person will have a biosciences degree or proven experience of working in a journal’s editorial environment, ideally with knowledge of open access and open science. This role offers a lot of responsibility, therefore some experience of strategic planning and the ability to allocate resources effectively and manage budgets would be useful but is not essential. You will have sound project management skills with the ability to manage and build relationships with key individuals and stakeholders at all levels. Some experience in journal development and commissioning would be useful but again, not essential.

If you are looking for a role in journal publishing that is going to give you the opportunity to broaden your experience and truly develop your skills set then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please send your CV with a short cover note outlining your interest and salary expectations to:


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