Editorial Program Manager

Lausanne, Switzerland · Editorial Office


We are seeking two Editorial Program Managers for our Journal development department. These are higher level management positions so we are looking for candidates who have a strong, target-driven and strategic focus, combined with the ability to successful lead and inspire a team. These permanent, full-time positions in our Lausanne office will lead a program of multiple journals and their teams within a defined scope, responsible for overall journal team performance, staff management, external stakeholder collaboration and editorial office projects. The positions are for the following portfolios:

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE): responsible for a portfolio of journals, most of them already indexed in ESCI, with the opportunity to grow and expand the portfolio over the next 12-18 months
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences: responsible for a large and diverse portfolio of journals, many of them established journals listed in SCIE


  • Responsible for the growth and development of Frontiers journals within the editorial program and accountable for defining and meeting program targets and objectives.
  • Inspire, mentor and provide guidance to Journal Development Managers towards top performance. Define, implement and monitor policies/ procedures to ensure program quality.
  • Drive program growth and development through editor engagement, article collections and journal/section launches, informed by competitor and market analysis.
  • Represents the interests of the program within the company and provide an effective interface with other departments in addition to bringing strategic value to the program.
  • Contribute to developing company-wide strategic plans, policies and new initiatives.
  • Represent the company in an official role to external stakeholders and at relevant events.


  • At least 4 years of experience working in a scholarly publishing house; preferably with a relevant subject matter focus;
  • At least 2 years of management experience;
  • Project and staff management experience is a strong plus;
  • Initiative taking, dynamic and focused personality;
  • Preferably a graduate-level degree with a keen interest in dissemination of research;
  • Flawless communication in written and spoken English;
  • Adept at digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations;
  • Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines;
  • Sound and mature judgment; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders;
  • Technical proficiency, with hands-on skills using current software (specifically MS Excel);
  • A working knowledge of common social networks and social media platforms

Important points regarding your application:

  • If you have a preference for one of the two Editorial Program Manager positions, please state clearly in your application
  • As part of your application, please prepare a maximum of 6 slides that detail your strategic plan for your first 100 days in role. If selected for an interview you will be asked to present your plan in 10 minutes.
  • Application deadline: Monday 22nd October


  • Participation into the company's annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days' vacation per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Plenty of social & fun benefits!
    • Christmas party, summer barbecue, monthly happy hour
    • Fruits & snacks in the kitchen as well as much tea & coffee as you like
    • In-house well being activities including free weekly yoga
    • A huge variety of self-organized activities from ski trips and football to French club

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