Editor / Managing Editor
£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
The IET are seeking a Managing Editor to be a part of the development of the IET Journals Portfolio.
The successful candidate will have strong organisational and communication skills, with the ability to quickly grasp development trends and opportunities in scholarly publishing. Ideally you will have experience managing scholarly journals and editorial boards, with experience of launching new publications.
You will join a small, but engaged, friendly and supportive team - so a strong team player is a must!
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the Publisher-Journals with the development of the IET Journal portfolio.
- Day to day development responsibility of an assigned number of journals.
- Support Publisher - Journals with new launches and acquisitions.
- Coordinating and organizing Editorial Board meetings and ensuring that action points are followed up on.
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with academic Editors and Editorial Boards. Provide administrative support to the Publisher-Journals to ensure efficient management of all research journal Editorial Boards.
- Act as key liaison with the team of Editorial & Production Assistants to ensure that the Editorial Board details in the database and the journal web pages are up to date; issuing contracts for newly appointed Board members, filing and archiving of contracts.
- Ensure that journals are promoted through all relevant strategies.
- Represent the company at scientific conferences when required.
- Running reports on Manuscript Central and collating journal performance statistics.
- Research and running citation reports on Web of Science.
- To work with the wider journals team to ensure that the editorial workflow is operating at maximum efficiency.
- Solid experience in managing a list of STM journals
- Degree or equivalent (ideally in scientific or engineering discipline)
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and strong customer focus
- Proven knowledge of publishing process and related matters
- Excellent time management skills; must demonstrate ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritize workload
- Tact and diplomacy
- An attitude that actively seeks continuous self-development and ways of doing things better. Must participate voluntarily and be able to work at a sustained, fast pace with minimum supervision
- A high degree of literacy and numeracy, plus experience of using computers for email, internet research, information retrieval, file manipulation and word processing