Associate Editor

Associate Editor - London, UK

Ref: 81Saturday 17 April 2021

Role: Associate Editor

Location: London (remote for Cov19)

Salary: £29k to £42k

JOB PURPOSE: Associate Editor

To manage a portfolio of journals, developing its quality, profile, market share and financial performance in line with our strategy. The role also maintains positive relationships with journal editorial boards and publishing partners, delivering high quality service and guidance, whilst actively supporting department goals.


• Monitor the financial performance of journals in the assigned portfolio, maximising revenues and controlling costs.

• Using data and metrics, provide information and advice to journal edit.ors and partner societies to help them improve the quality of content published in their journals.

• Monitor journal editor performance, establishing and implementing best practice with regard to manuscript submission, peer review process, revision and resubmission policies, and optimal editorial board function. Undertake recruitment of new editors or replace editors where necessary, with the guidance of the Editor/ Publisher.

• Successfully manage editor and society contract renewals process, Lead journal editorial boaMonitor the financial performance of journals in the assigned portfolio, maximising revenues and controlling costsrd meetings and represent us at conferences where appropriate.

• Liaise with other departments to ensure that the journals are produced, marketed and distributed in an appropriate way and within acceptable costs.

• Where required, be responsible for handling acquired titles from contract through to publication by the company by coordinating with other departments to ensure necessary actions are completed on time.

• Accurately maintain journal management records and databases ensuring all information relating to the department's journals is up to date.

• Handle discrete projects and journals-wide administration for the editorial department when required ensuring agreed parameters and deadlines are met for cross departmental activities.

• Provide timely and accurate administrative support to the department/team in order to ensure a high quality service to journal editors, editorial boards and publishing partners.


• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Good relationship management skills.

• Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, ability to handle a dynamic and demanding workload efficiently.

• Good attention to detail and accuracy

• Broad understanding of the journal publication process and industry.

• Financial awareness relating to journal profit and loss statements, and the commercial publishing environment.

• Ability to work without close supervision