Journal Development Editor – Emerging Markets
We are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative open access publishing team at Springer Nature, working on our respected SpringerOpen and BMC journal portfolios. In joining the team you would become part of one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers, with staff based in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career and work alongside some of the best in this field.
As a Journal Development Editor you would have a pivotal role preparing newly acquired journals for launch to ensure the smooth, timely transition of journals as well as managing the ongoing development and management of the journals going forward.
The Journal Development Editor will work with managers and editorial support staff to ensure that both strategic and operational aspects of the journal program are managed efficiently and effectively. Working with colleagues across the business you’ll gain exposure to all aspects of the academic journal publishing industry. This is the perfect role for a highly organized and methodical person interested in a career in Science Publishing.
The Journal Development Editor role is suited to a talented individual educated to degree level, or equivalent, preferably with a scientific background. You’ll be highly organized with a track record of balancing multiple and potentially conflicting priorities, experience of providing high-quality customer service, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Manage a portfolio of Open Access journals. This will range from approximately 10-15 journals depending on size
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Executive Editors, Section Editors, Associate Editors and other stakeholders.
Act as liaison for other departments for projects and activities, including marketing and technical matters
Ensures Editorial Boards are engaged, refreshed, up to date and representative
Maintain society/association partnerships. These are external clients that need regular relationship management.
Handle general author queries about the journals in your portfolio
Stay current with standard editorial and publishing policies and practices as well as changes, developments and innovations in the open access landscape.
Experience, skills and qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent
An active interest in open access publishing
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Able to complete projects, working to (often competing) deadlines
A positive and proactive approach to problem solving both in daily tasks and more complex trouble-shooting.