Journal Launch Specialist - Health

London, United Kingdom · Editorial Office


We are seeking a Journal Launch Specialist for our health program based in London. The position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to develop their career in scientific publishing with an innovative, technology-driven Open Access publisher. Reporting to the Journal Launch Manager and working closely with Journal Development Managers across our health portfolio , the position focuses primarily on the launch of new sections/journals and on establishing top quality editorial boards. The successful candidate will regularly communicate with leading medical researchers from around the world to ensure efficient journal content acquisition and editorial board management during the launch of new sections.

Key responsibilities

  • Working closely with different Journal Development Managers to prepare newly identified sections for launch
  • Identifying, profiling and reaching out to eminent researchers in different academic areas for Chief Editor positions
  • Working with newly appointed Chief Editors to introduce them to Frontiers' policies and assisting them in building and managing high-profile, academic Editorial Boards
  • Onboarding new Associate Editors, pooling research proposals, and creating dynamic Editorial Boards for the section launch
  • Responsible for all admin tasks ensuring the timely launch of sections online
  • Prioritizing every-day tasks effectively in alignment with the overall team goals
  • Simultaneously managing multiple projects spanning across various stages within the project development timeline


  • Academic degree in Life/Medical or health sciences
  • Related work experience in industry or academia
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English, including professional and courteous telephone manner and high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and make thoughtful decisions without constant supervision
  • Previous experience in publishing or medical communications with demonstrated project management or research experience, would be an advantage
  • IT Proficiency with MS Office
  • Delivering projects to specified deadlines and ensuring that quality standards are met
  • Target driven and able to thrive under pressure
  • Flexible with great team working skills
Application Process

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the EU (Schengen area).

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?”


  • 25 days' vacation per year;
  • Participation into Frontiers annual bonus scheme;
  • Plenty of social & fun benefits, including Christmas party, summer barbecue.
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