Editorial Project Manager – Frontiers

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Frontiers is a leading community-driven open-access publisher. Established by scientists in 2007, Frontiers drives innovations in peer review, post-publication review, impact metrics for articles and authors, democratic evaluation of the best research papers, research networking and a growing ecosystem of open-science tools. The “Frontiers in” journal series has published over 30,000 peer-reviewed articles across 53 journals and 400 academic disciplines, which receive 8 million monthly views, and are supported by 200,000 leading researchers worldwide. Frontiers for Young Minds, a philanthropic initiative by Frontiers, is a science journal that involves young people in the review of articles. In 2014, Frontiers won the ALPSP Gold Award for Innovation in Publishing.

Job Description

Frontiers is looking for an Editorial Project Manager responsible for the operational running and promotion of Research Topics for all journals at Frontiers, and accountable for meeting Research Topic targets and objectives as identified by senior management.

Reporting to the Editorial Office Manager, the successful candidate for this position will:

  • Implement initiatives towards the achievement of Research Topics quality and targets

  • Align priorities with the journal teams and report of journal-specific issues to the program managers

  • Participate in product development priorities and specifications for Research Topic-specific tools

  • Support promotion and marketing efforts for Research Topics

  • Contribute to editorial office strategic plans, policies and new initiatives

  • Act as escalation point for issue resolution from the Research Topics team

  • Supervise staff, including workload level and training of new members

Desired Experience

  • 1-3 years of editorial or editing experience

  • Working knowledge of publishing processes

  • Advanced science degree is highly beneficial

  • Project management (including scope, timeline, implementation, reporting)

  • Staff and resource management (including training and leading junior teams members) with excellent interpersonal skills and mature demeanour

  • Effective communication skills with excellent written and verbal English language proficiency

Desired Skills

  • Driven to achieve ambitious targets with a convincing demeanour and sales attitude

  • Able to prioritize and delegate effectively

  • Previous experience in science outreach and promotion is beneficial with a good sensitivity to the academic mindset

Applicants must be Swiss or EU citizen, or have a valid Swiss work permit for the duration of the contract.

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Application Deadline: 15 August 2015

Read more and apply here.

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