BioMed Central is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to the mainstream. With offices in London, North America and Asia, the company employs over 290 people across a range of operations including editorial, production, IT and business. BioMed Central is a vibrant and innovative company. It operates in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, hiring talented people who are passionate about science, technology, medicine and open access.
Journal Development Editor, Open Access
Health Sciences, BioMed Central
Location: London or New York
Closing Date: 20th April 2018
We are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative Health Sciences open access publishing team at Springer Nature, working on our respected BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journal portfolios, and other open access Springer Nature titles. In joining the team you would become part of one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers, with staff based in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Due to the success of this business area, the team is growing and we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career and work alongside some of the best in this field.
As a Journal Development Editor you would be responsible for a defined list of open access journal within the health sciences, working as part of the team to grow the portfolio through strategic journal development and acquisitions. To develop the portfolio you’ll enjoy being proactive, creative and data driven to devise and implement journal development plans. As the primary publishing contact for your journals, you’ll work alongside leading academics and policy makers, meaning excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships are key to ensure the smooth running and success of the journal portfolio. Working with colleagues across the business you’ll gain exposure to all aspects of the academic journal publishing industry.
The Journal Development Editor role is suited to a talented individual educated to degree level, or equivalent, with a scientific background. You’ll have a good knowledge of the publishing industry, ideally with previous experience managing the publishing workflow of scholarly content -- either books and/or journals experience is welcome.