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Managing Editor


Job Description

(£34,100 - £42,100)

To proactively develop journals in order to deliver growth in terms of published content. To build relationships with authors and editors such that journals meet or exceed their published content targets.

  • Manage peer review processes within agreed timeframes, as required; ensure that all published content meets required ethical and scientific standards recommend changes to peer review processes to improve efficiency.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that journals publish high quality content consistently and in a timely manner.
  • If required, successfully negotiate editor and society contract renewals, produce profit and loss statements, prepare draft contracts and lead contract approval process through to contract signature.
  • Undertake to maintain strong subject knowledge within allocated journal fields, including via national and international conference attendance when required.
  • Guide the editorial strategy of the allocated journals, in line with SAGE's wider strategy.
  • Develop the quality, profile, market share, budget and financial performance of journals within the assigned portfolios, in line with SAGE's wider strategy.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships across SAGE and with external partners, including journal editors and boards.
  • Undertake any ethical peer review investigations, plagiarism, and duplication concerns on journals within assigned portfolio.
  • Monitor and stay within own agreed travel budget.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate in engineering or physical sciences (MSc, or BSc with appropriate peer-review experience)
  • Experience in journals publishing
  • Good commercial awareness
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic awareness, including a detailed understanding of industry trends and best practice
  • Excellent prioritisation skills and a high level of adaptability
  • Proficient in standard IT packages, including Microsoft Office

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