University of Cambridge

Publishing Editor, Physical Sciences and Engineering Journals

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Publishing Editor, Physical Sciences and Engineering Journals (12 months)
£32,157 – £37,945

About the role:

Based in Cambridge, UK, this is an exciting opportunity to join an international Editorial team publishing a number of leading academic journals.

Your focus will be on journals in the Physical and Engineering Sciences. Working within a dedicated team, you will lead the development of the journals, overseeing some of the budgeting and commissioning activities as well as supporting our new acquisitions and new and existing launches. You will liaise with both external contacts (Editors-in-Chief, their Editorial Boards, Society representatives) and internal colleagues (Editorial, Production, Marketing, Platform, Customer Services, Finance).

This role is ideal for an experienced, superbly structured and well-organised individual with an obsession for information gathering, excel spreadsheets, data management, accuracy, and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of open access and the changing landscape in publishing. There will also be opportunities for conference attendance, and to learn more about the areas in which we publish.

The Physical Sciences team sits within a highly collaborative group of Journal Editorial colleagues, and is encouraged to develop a broader understanding of new publishing initiatives, both Cambridge and broader industry led, in this fast-evolving subject area.

About you:

• Experience of working in an STM publishing environment
• Confident networker and great communicator
• Preferably physical or engineering sciences degree backgrounds
• Proven project management competencies
• The strategic, commercial and relationship skills needed to manage a high-profile portfolio
• Easily demonstrates our six press behavioural values; collaborative, decisive, empowering, innovative, responsible and responsive.

If you are excited by what you have read above and are interested in this opportunity, please take a look at the job description attached for more information.

Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We’re one of the world’s most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions. We work in global teams to tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance, an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and many more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.

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