Work with editors, authors, editorial boards and the academic community at large to ensure sufficient copy flow of relevant, high quality manuscripts.
Negotiate and manage contractual relationships with journal editors.
Continuous and pro-active maintenance of the existing portfolio, matching developments in the external marketplace, including the development of Open Access initiatives.
Continuous quality control and monitoring of all aspects of day-to-day editorial, production and publishing operations and actively address improvements where required.
Meet portfolio related objectives with regards to content growth, articles market share, citation share, relative impact factor, editorial speeds and author and editor satisfaction.
Manage the editorial fees budget and provide input to pricing processes.
Relationship Management and Networking
Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts and networks with key external stakeholders, including editors, authors, society representatives, university leadership and industry, with a view to understanding their professional and organizational needs and ongoing market developments.
Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key stakeholders within the company, including editorial, production, publishing, marketing and technology teams, coordinating activities as they relate to the portfolio’s needs and development.
Strategy and business plans
Translate the strategic direction, seize and create opportunities in an environment of changing access models and customer needs.
Strong entrepreneurial approach with ability to translate the opportunities for growth into concrete products and revenues. This includes developing ideas for new journals and society collaborations, preparing proposals, launching and working to bring them to self-sustaining growth.
A creative/entrepreneurial/innovative attitude is essential
Drive/result oriented/ initiating attitude
Integrity/commitment to the business
Strong commercial and negotiation skills
Willingness to steer and participate in selective projects
The ability to build, nurture and manage editorial boards is a must.
Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts and networks with key external and internal stakeholders
Full awareness of applications and up to date with Technology, Social Media and content enhancement in the academic arena.
Educational level and experience:
University degree - essential
Minimum of 2 years journal publishing experience – desirable
Fluent English and Chinese speaker – essential
What you should bring
Excellent networking skills
Strong communication skills in English and Chinese (both verbal as well as written)
Strategic and commercial awareness
Flexibility with working in a complex, matrix international environment
Financial awareness and business acumen, business management skills
Knowledge of relevant parts of the scientific world and its sociology
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