Publisher, HSS Journals (Political Science & Social Sciences)

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Publisher, HSS Journals (Political Science & Social Sciences)

Permanent

Location: London, UK

Closing date: 24th July 2022

 

The Editor will manage a portfolio of approximately 20 proprietary and society-owned journals in the Palgrave imprint, in the areas of Political Science, International Development, and general Humanities and Social Sciences, with a focus on enhancing performance of the current titles, exploring opportunities for new product development, and participating in a variety of company- and industry-wide initiatives.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • The Editor is responsible for the growth, development, and publishing management of a dynamic portfolio of journals in Political Science, International Development, and general Humanities and Social Sciences. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategic management of the portfolio, including prioritization of key titles, preparing and implementing journal development/improvement plans, and establishing and monitoring annual performance targets for submission, acceptance, publication, and transfer volumes, as well as turnaround times
  • Delivering a best-in-class author experience and efficient workflows
  • Engaging with Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members, and society partners to develop collaborative, long-term relationships
  • Negotiating contracts and renewals
  • Monitoring financial performance and identifying opportunities to increase profitability
  • Developing strong working relationships with colleagues across departments
  • Actively participating in the research communities by attending conference and meetings, understanding trends in the disciplines
  • Expanding the network of advisors and contributors, and sensing opportunities for new products and services
  • Contributing to the wider Springer Nature Journals group by taking part in cross-departmental projects and initiatives, with respect to publication ethics, data transparency, Open Access practices and policies, Sustainable Development Goals, Diversity and Inclusion, and other industry and market developments
     

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Educated to degree or level or equivalent, preferably in a relevant field of study
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and work on your own initiative
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems, queries, and opportunities
  • Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
  • Have a proactive attitude
  • Excellent English-language skills
  • Have excellent networking and acquiring skills and good presentation skills
  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stakeholders
  • Previous experience within academic publishing preferred
  • Be flexible, able to work in a multi-cultural environment and show a commercial/entrepreneurial spirit
  • Familiarity with research and/or publishing practices, including the journals publishing cycle, peer review, publication integrity, and open access

 

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  • Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
  • Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work-life balance
  • 24-hour access to our learning and development platform Leap to help develop your skills

This position is offered on full-time, permanent basis and is based in our London office.

 

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations. 

 

Applications deadline 24th July 2022

 

Candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged.

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