Executive Commissioning Editor

Company : Wiley
Location : Chichester, West Sussex (or remote working)
Closing Date : 2nd August
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Executive Commissioning Editor


This position is responsible for commissioning manuscripts and managing peer review for SCI’s portfolio of scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Close collaboration with other members of the team is required to ensure that work is prioritised effectively.

Key duties: to commission high quality, topical articles and special issues; to manage peer review of manuscripts and make decisions on the suitability of papers for publication; to liaise with external editors. A key aspect of the role is to contribute to the strategic development of journals within the portfolio, in terms of both content/portfolio growth and the financial development of the journals.

A supervisory position responsible for employees performing related work. Has responsibility for setting priorities, assigning work, ensuring completion, consistent with departmental policies and procedures. Assesses performance and makes employment and compensation recommendations for team. Receives guidance and oversight from Publisher.


Commissioning Programme

Take responsibility for areas within the review commissioning programme for the journals. Commission articles and support external editors in commissioning material. Work with authors and editors to develop, edit, and peer review commissioned articles. Train and develop team members to participate in the commissioning programme.

Manuscript Management

Manage all aspects of the peer review process using Scholar One Manuscripts.

Journal Development

To initiate and develop journal publishing strategies and plans designed to maximise growth, revenue, online usage, citations, and to enhance the reputation of the journals in the community.

Portfolio Development

In association with the Publisher to implement new services, policy changes or other new initiatives. Maintain a broad overview of developments in journal publishing, e.g. electronic publishing and market developments.

Society Relationship

As required, attend editorial board and society strategy meetings as a regular aspect of maintaining and improving the client relationship and/or financial performance of titles managed. In collaboration with the Publisher report to the society on the financial performance of allocated titles and handle the invoicing and internal administration relating to this. Contribute to annual reports to the society.

Monitor budgets

To implement and monitor annual financial budgets and re-forecasts (in the context of an agreed

development plan for each title).


Attend global conferences as key part of commissioning role to acquire content and develop networks. As required, provide support at conferences, to include setting up and manning an exhibit, speaking with existing and potential customers, authors, editors and society executives, and taking orders for books and journals.

We work collaboratively across the globe, enjoy what we do and have opportunities to develop throughout our careers. This means you can look forward to a competitive salary and benefits, including a defined contribution pension scheme and 25 days’ holiday, as well as full support in your professional development.

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology, globalism and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. The demand for knowledge and learning has never been greater, and Wiley is at the forefront of meeting that need. As a learning business, we make meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organisations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.

To apply, please upload your CV and a covering letter.

Closing date: 2nd August 2017

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