Publisher (OA)

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 17/04/2017
Website : http://ioppublishingcareers.org/vacancies/5867/STM/publisher_oa/

We have an exciting opportunity for two dynamic and commercially aware publishing professionals to join our fast-growing open access (OA) journals team.

About the role:

As Associate Publisher/ Publisher, you will be responsible for the establishment and ongoing editorial management of a group of cutting-edge scientific journals. To be successful in the role will require close engagement with the scientific community to identify the right editorial and business development opportunities, as well as the drive and ambition to turn good ideas into practical strategies.

You will use data and analysis to inform effective decision making and ensure that information is shared quickly and effectively across the team. The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues as well as external scientific experts, research groups and scientific societies will be a crucial dimension to the role.

The successful candidate will need an existing understanding of scientific journals publishing, and familiarity and interest in open access publishing would be a distinct advantage. A background in physics is not essential but the ability to rapidly build networks and a working understanding of new subject areas is essential. All candidates should also be able to demonstrate the capacity to focus on key priorities and achieve tangible outcomes.

About you:

· Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a scientific field

· Previous experience in STM journals or books publishing

· Business acumen, ideally with experience working with journal financial accounts and business plans

· Exceptional communication and networking skills

· Willingness to travel to meetings and conferences worldwide

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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