Job Description

What you'll be doing:

  • Drives new, high-quality original research submissions and commissions articles that represent the latest medical research
  • Develops journal development plans that evaluate industry trends, competitors, and journal content to identify both short- and long-term objectives and opportunities
  • Evaluates submitted manuscripts and peer-reviewed papers to make decisions on what content can be considered for publication, as well as identify and address any ethical issues that arise
  • Collaborates on internal projects to develop subject expertise, accelerate open access growth, improve processes and implement new technology, and increase industry outreach
  • Builds author, society, and industry relationships through one-on-one communication, editor-in-chief and editorial board member interaction, and providing publishing workshops and conference presentations that educate the research community on Taylor & Francis editorial and commercial services and resources  
  • Keeps abreast of industry news and trends to determine their effect on journal objectives and strategic decisions; includes attending relevant conferences and becoming involved with industry initiatives/projects
  • Works with marketing and press & media teams to develop campaigns that drive journal submissions and highlight Taylor & Francis editorial and commercial services and resources via a multimedia approach
  • Maintains social media presence that interacts with authors, researchers, and other industry representatives and shares journal content, industry news, and information on best practices in publishing 
  • Ensures continuing journal and product development by monitoring and improving journal metrics and online content usage, identifying new opportunities for indexing, and troubleshooting problems
  • Acts as a product champion with internal stakeholders to ensure buy-in and support for the journal across other departments.

 

Qualifications

What we are looking for:

  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Creativity – problem solving, initiating debate, ensuring ideas are explored and implemented if appropriate
  • Team working
  • Drive for results, self-starter
  • Time management and prioritisation
  • Highly organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptive – positive approach to change
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attuned to customer service
  • Comfortable with both task- and deadline-driven work

    The successful applicant will ideally have:
     

  • Relevant scientific or medical knowledge; familiarity with the pharmaceutical industry a bonus
  • Some medical publishing experience and understanding of medical and publication ethics 
  • Familiarity with research and/or medical publishing community/organizations
  • Some editorial experience in journal publishing, especially in terms of journal development is ideal
  • This role would suit a junior to mid-level individual, who wants to develop and progress further within an editorial position

Additional Information

What we offer in return:

  • £35,000 – £37,500pa 
  • 25 days annual leave (plus an additional 3 days for Christmas)
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions 
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development opportunities 

    You must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom. T&F has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the Office, at home or somewhere in between.

    At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

    Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

    Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

    We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law. 

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