We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and commercially-focused individual to work with us as a Senior Publisher. Reporting to the Associate Director, Journal Management, you’ll be a key member of the Publishing team, alongside three other Senior Publishers. You’ll be responsible for the performance of a portfolio of journals which includes overseeing journals and commissioning strategy, managing resources and budgets, as well as line management of the journals portfolio team.
You will develop portfolio- and journal-level strategies and motivate the team to deliver the commissioning plans, achieving sustained growth and delivery of key targets. This will require advanced line management skills and the ability to forge a strong team-working ethos, whilst focusing on individual team member development. You will have responsibility for managing team member resource across your portfolio and will ensure that plans and activities are commercial and delivered in line with business strategy and budget.
To inform and support the development of the journal portfolio’s editorial strategies, you will manage and establish strong working relationships with the journals’ Editorial Boards and continuously develop links with the journals’ author communities through international conferences and institutional visits.
Applicants should demonstrate the following:
- A first degree or PhD
- Physical or life science degree desirable
- Significant STM Journals publishing experience
- Extensive experience of managing and motivating a team
- Experience of managing and maintaining financial budgets
- Excellent communication skills
- A Collaborative approach to team management and to working with peers.
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter 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 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.
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.