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Managing and Business Development Editor

Address: Cambridge, UK
Salary: £45,000-£50,000 p/a

The peer-reviewed journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online is looking a full-time Managing and Business Development Editor (40 hours a week Monday to Friday, with flexibility for representing the journal at national and international medical conferences).

To apply for this role, or to request further information, please email


To work directly with the Chief Editor and Chairman on the efficient management and strategic development of the journal.

Key responsibilities

  • Regular analysis and reporting of key journal metrics to assess performance and inform management and development decisions.
  • Progressing initiatives and developments (for example novel content strands) as outlined by the Chief Editor and Chairman.
  • Identification of potential new initiatives or subject areas, to strengthen the journal's position within the market sector, in discussion with the Chief Editor and Chairman.
  • Progressing existing activities, including social media presence, compilation of a quarterly digest, press releases and media coverage as required, in close interaction with the Chief Editor and publisher.
  • Working with Editorial Office as necessary to help manage an efficient, rigorous and author-friendly peer-review process that maintains high professional and scientific standards.


  • Science postdoc/PhD, ideally with relevant subject background.
  • Excellent interactive, team-working skills, while also having the ability to work independently.
  • Flexible, analytical and proactive.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.
  • Experience of academic publishing and the peer review process would be helpful.

Target outcomes

  • Increased number of high-quality published articles and an even distribution of papers per subject section.
  • Faster handling of papers.
  • Improved feedback from authors, editors and referees.
  • Improved performance of the Journal in terms of citations and downloads.
  • Establish and support a committee for invited reviews.
  • Editorial expansion/innovation in related/emerging fields.
  • Active social media presence.
  • Increased press coverage through regular, targeted press releases.


  • Displaying integrity and honesty.
  • Connects the group to the outside world.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Technical/professional expertise.
  • Practices self development.
  • Builds relationships.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.