Job Title: Managing Editor, BMC series
Closing Date: 1st February 2019
Are you an experienced editor keen to increase your management and strategic responsibilities?
If you have a commitment to medical and biomedical science, sound editorial judgement and want to lead and manage a team of editors, then we’d like to hear from you.
The BMC series is a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals, covering all scientific and clinical disciplines and focusing on the needs of the research communities that they serve. Managing Editors on the BMC series manage a team of Editors who are each responsible for a portfolio of journals, and support the Executive Editor in developing the strategy for the BMC series as a whole.
Line management and leadership of a team of BMC series Editors
Managing a team of Editors to achieve high standards of editorial judgment, author service and editorial board engagement.
Monitor submissions, publications, turn-around times and author satisfaction, ensuring that targets are met, identifying issues early and proposing and implementing solutions to address any challenges.
Recruit, train and supervise new members of the team, ensuring that all team members are supported in their roles and have opportunities for professional development.
Have an overview of the journals within your group, understanding their current performance and development strategies, identifying trends in the relevant fields, and working with the Editors to drive the success of these journals.
Take on additional projects as required, taking a broad view across the BMC series, BioMed Central and the publishing industry.
Contribute to implementation of the strategy and vision for the BMC series:
With the editorial team, implement development plans for the group of journals to publish more leading research in their fields and respond to the needs of the community for each journal.
Foster the ethos of being open, inclusive and trusted.
Provide input into the strategic goals of the BMC series as a whole, and work with the Executive Editor to implement the strategy.
Represent the BMC series in the publishing and scientific communities:
Experience, skills and qualifications
Experience in publishing within an STM setting.
PhD in a relevant field of biomedical or health sciences, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of editorial processes and peer review.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong time-management and prioritisation skills.
Analytical, able to respond to non-routine circumstances and a positive approach to problem solving.
Ability to manage budgets and prioritise resources.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Experience of developing editorial strategic plans.
Line management experience.