About our company
BioMed Central, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Unlike traditional publishers, BioMed Central believes research should be free to access for anyone. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to the mainstream.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours
As a Journal Development Editor you are responsible for the success of a defined set of journals.This involves prioritization of journals for development or maintenance and the setting and implementation of journal plans accordingly, as well as supporting our stakeholders (Editors, authors, reviewers, and societies). The aims are to optimize the publishing service, optimize commercial opportunities and to increase submissions. Specific responsibilities include:
A. Relationship management
� Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Editors-in-Chief, society contacts, Editorial Board members and other stakeholders, as their point of contact for publishing matters.
� Resolving queries and corresponding with Editors by email, phone and in person, ensuring that communications are responded to within a timely fashion (2 working days) and escalating when required.
� Build relationships with key contacts within the fields in which the journals operate.
B. Journal development
� Prioritize journals for development or maintenance in line with company strategy.
� Devise and implement journal plans accordingly, amending as required.
� Develop knowledge of fields journals operate within (e.g., identify important journals/features/hot topics etc) and use knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities for BioMed Central.
� Manage set up activities for journals within your cluster within expected timeframes
� Proactively flag and implement improvements to journal development processes where required
C. Increase article inflow and citation share
� Work with internal and external Editors and related contacts to increase submissions.
� Increase the portfolio�s share of citations compared to the competition, through article inflow and appropriate marketing.
� Ensure appropriate representation in indexing services and work to ensure journals are performing at level for acceptance by selective services.
� Ensure that journals receive appropriate promotion (e.g., blurbs, press releases, Twitter, etc.) as per defined targets.
� Drive the commissioning of content, as per journal plans.
D. Editorial Boards
� Ensure Editorial Boards are representative of subject breadth, customer geography/demographics, and include emerging markets. Work with internal and external Editors to keep Editorial Boards engaged and refreshed.
� Plan, hold and follow up on Editorial Board meetings, in conjunction with Editors.
E. Journal Management
� Ensure that authors and reviewers who contact a journal receive appropriate support from the Publisher, ensuring that communications are responded to within a timely fashion (2 working days) and escalate when required.
� Prepare responses to complaints received via our author survey.
� Monitor data on peer review service to optimize manuscript flow. Pre-empt issues and work with the Editorial Office as well as internal and external Editors to resolve.
� Handle contract renewals and honorarium negotiations in a timely fashion, consulting with colleagues as necessary.
� Ensure roll out to Section Editor peer review model on the BMC series proceeds as per schedule and ensure any problems/risks are raised as necessary.
� Ensure new tools are rolled out to Editorial contacts, and that they receive training where applicable.
F. Commercial and Marketing opportunities
� Ensure journals are appropriately represented through all relevant avenues (e.g., conferences marketing exchanges, mailings).
� Attend conferences, including preparation, setting objectives, and providing reports of achievements post conference.
� Represent the company at scientific conferences when required to improve market knowledge, to network within the community, receive feedback on the journals, and to promote BioMed Central journals and open access.
� Assist in generating leads for commercial opportunities such as sponsored supplements and follow up as necessary to ensure these are realized.
� Pro-actively flag bottlenecks and potential process improvements.
� Interact with other departments as necessary as a member of project teams to achieve certain goals.
� Ensure journal websites and any further external information sources are kept up-to-date.
� Ensure that internal documentation is up to date and that information is easy to find and use.
� To undertake other duties as assigned by the Journal Development Manager from time to time.
� Educated to degree level, with a biomedical background.
� An interest in open access publishing.
� Knowledge of publishing process and related matters.
� Customer focused.
� Excellent communication and influencing skills.
� Pleasant and tactful telephone manner.
� Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail.
� Able to complete tasks, working to (often competing) deadlines.
� Analytical skills.
� A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in both daily tasks and more complex troubleshooting.
� Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels.
� A high level of computer literacy (including MS Office, Outlook and internet browsers).
� Willing to travel occasionally and represent BioMed Central at external events.
� Work experience in an online environment.
� Experience of developing and maintaining productive and friendly relations/partnerships with external contacts.
Please apply using our online application system.
Visit our web site at www.biomedcentral.com .orwww.springer.com.
We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer.