Journals Publishing Manager (Senior) – Social Sciences

Journals Publishing Manager (Senior) – Social Sciences

About the Job

(Senior) Journals Publishing Manager – Social Sciences (10 Month FTC)
Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package (Pro Rata)

**An excellent opportunity to join a heritage global publisher founded in 1807 with revenues of 1.8 billion**

We have an exciting position available in our Social Science journals team for a Senior/Journal Publishing Manager. The team is a vibrant and successful group that maintains and develops new partnerships with some of the world’s leading psychological and educational organisations.

Who we are:

We are a $1.8 billion global publisher and provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. The company’s headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East. 

The successful candidate will need to take independent responsibility for the management, including editorial and financial development of approximately 25 journals in Social Sciences, with support from a Journal Publishing Assistant. The post holder will work within a subject team, comprising editorial, marketing and digital product management (MDPM), production and membership colleagues. The role will also support Commissioning Editors and a Publisher in commissioning titles (both new starts and take-overs) and developing new sources of revenue in Social Sciences

The successful candidate will have:

> Journal publishing experience to include managing a list of academic journals, including those not proprietary to the publisher and fronting editor and editorial board meetings
> An understanding of the key issues/debates in academic journal publishing, including Open Access and the shift to electronic publishing
> Experience of attending conferences
> Knowledge of the commercial environment for journals and what contributes to improved profitability. 
> Knowledge of the journal publishing process
> An understanding of the common financial models to quickly assess the impact of specific income or expenditure decisions and draft journal budgets
> Experience of negotiating
> Excellent communication skills
> Strong organisational and time management skills
> A high standard of written and spoken English
> Experience of working with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
> Education to a degree level or equivalent
> A knowledge of Social Sciences would be an advantage

Compensation & Benefits:

> Competitive Salary
> Performance Related Incentive Scheme
> Competitive localised benefits

Other Information:

> Should have the right to live and work within the UK
> Travel Requirements – Travel both within the UK and overseas to attend editorial board and society meetings, subject conferences and presentations for commissioning prospects as required
> The closing date for this role is 6th October 2015
> Applications for this role should be submitted with a covering letter and CV

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Journals Publishing Manager, Journal Production Manager, Journals Editor.


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