We are seeking an enthusiastic and target-oriented professional for the full-time position of Journal Development Manager - Sport Science & Nutrition in our London office. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to manage a brand new portfolio of Health journals (with the possibility of an additional product launch later this year), so we are looking for someone who is passionate about Health, has publishing and / or project management experience and proven line management responsibility.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, and ultimate growth and quality of the journals through content acquisition initiatives, as well as supporting and building relationships with the editorial boards (leading academics in the fields). They will be responsible for pro-actively managing the journals’ performance: they must show strong strategic direction to devise and implement editorial strategies with the goal of increasing the market share and reputation of their portfolio, and create new opportunities to drive up key performance indicators.
Under the guidance of a Program Manager and working closely with other Journal Development Managers and editorial office team members, the Journal Development Manager position requires an ability to quickly analyse large volumes of information, arrive at solution-oriented decisions, and focus on strategies that bring results. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and ideally work experience within academic publishing, which will enable them to liaise and develop relationships with very high-profile scholars, and be an effective team manager, line-managing and supervising a Journal Development Specialist as well as working closely with members of supporting teams.
Application deadline: Monday 8th February 2019
Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
Your application should include:
1. A cover letter and resume (as DOC or PDF)
2. The indication of your earliest availability
3. A 300 word summary on the following - "How do you see scientific journal publishing in ten years?”