Page URL: https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_145465

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 kkahuja10@gmail.com

Role

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.

Profile

  • 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.

Competencies

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