[Job] Royal Society, Commissioning Editor, <??28k, clos 4 Jan 2012 #scicomm jobs

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Royal Society

Commissioning Editor


Salary: up to ??28,000 | Closing date: 4 Jan 2012 | Job ref: V39/11
Download: Job advert (DOC) | Job description (DOC)

Working closely with Editors, Editorial Board Members and in-house staff, the post holder will formulate strategies and development plans and devise and implement tactics to deliver these strategic aims. The Commissioning Editor will split his/her time between editorial development and editorial co-ordination and will aim to create titles that are highly cited and renowned for the quality of their content to ensure market-leading publications and maximise subscription revenues.

Applicants must be educated to degree level, in a biological sciences subject and have some solid experience working in an STM publishing environment.  You will need to demonstrate commercial awareness, a thorough knowledge of the publishing process and a good understanding of the publishing needs and expectations of the research scientist.  Experience of working with scientists to commission content in a journal or book environment would be an advantage. Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills are essential as is the ability to influence.  The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self motivated, confident and outgoing with the ability to work across all levels and will also be analytical, flexible, tactful and diplomatic and enjoy working as part of a team.

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