Associate Editor

Associate Editor

Springer Healthcare

Chester, United Kingdom

Associate Editor
Springer Healthcare
Chester (Please note, our office is not on a public transport route)

Springer Healthcare is a full service agency and leading publisher of medical educational products for the healthcare community, and forms part of Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers. Springer Healthcare are looking for an Associate Editor in the Tattenhall office to work as part of the Adis Rapid+ Journal Publishing team, who are responsible for publishing a portfolio of pharmaceutically focused medical journals.

The Associate Editor will primarily be accountable for managing and growing the journal portfolio in their allocated therapeutic area/s by commissioning topical review articles which can fulfill an unmet educational need, soliciting original research articles, and building relationships with Editorial Board members and authors.

Main Duties
Work with the Editors to develop a commissioning plan detailing topical areas of interest on which to publish review articles and recruit appropriate authors
Meet targets for number of reviews commissioned by working with authors, pharmaceutical clients and the Journal Publishing team
Manage copy flow, development and finances for journals to ensure timely publication of targeted number of articles and to meet revenue targets
Business development activities to create and maintain relationships with clients and authors in order to solicit original research
Research and collate information on products and companies in own therapeutic areas
Be required to undergo International and European travel to attend client visits and international therapy area conferences
Ensure growth of the journal portfolio by playing an integral part in the development of allocated therapeutic areas
Engage and expand editorial and advisory boards
Mentor and train Editorial Assistants and work closely with them and the wider team to ensure smooth and timely processes
Management of ad-hoc journal-related projects, as advised by Senior Editor

Person Specification
A biomedical Bsc/postgraduate degree or equivalent experience
Proven experience of reading and evaluating the content of scientific journal publications
Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug lifecycle
Previous experience in a publishing house, medical communication agency or pharmaceutical company, or similar
Proven experience of relationship management with internal staff and external clients
Project management experience
Good follow-up skills with the ability to proactively identify and address problems quickly and independently
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work to deadlines
Excellent organisational skills
Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player

Please apply via recruiter’s website.