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Managing Editor

To carry out assigned editorial duties on the IET Research journals.

Reports to: Publisher

Accountable to: Publisher

Hours: 35 hours per week, exclusive of meal breaks, plus as many as required to fulfil the needs of the post

Band: C

Location: Michael Faraday House, Six Hills, Way, Stevenage

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the Publisher-Journals with the development of the IET Journal portfolio.
  • Day to day development responsibility of an assigned number of journals. 
  • Support Publisher - Journals with new launches and acquisitions.
  • Coordinating and organizing Editorial Board meetings and ensuring that action points are followed up on.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with academic Editors and Editorial Boards. Provide administrative support to the Publisher-Journals to ensure efficient management of all research journal Editorial Boards.
  • Act as key liaison with the team of Editorial & Production Assistants to ensure that the Editorial Board details in the database and the journal web pages are up to date; issuing contracts for newly appointed Board members, filing and archiving of contracts.
  • Ensure that journals are promoted through all relevant strategies.
  • Represent the company at scientific conferences when required.
  • Running reports on Manuscript Central and collating journal performance statistics.
  • Research and running citation reports on Web of Science.
  • To work with the wider journals team to ensure that the editorial workflow is operating at maximum efficiency.

Essential criteria

  • Solid experience in managing a list of STM journals
  • Degree or equivalent (ideally in scientific or engineering discipline)Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and strong customer focus
  • Proven knowledge of publishing process and related matters
  • Excellent time management skills; must demonstrate ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • An attitude that actively seeks continuous self-development and ways of doing things better. Must participate voluntarily and be able to work at a sustained, fast pace with minimum supervision
  • A high degree of literacy and numeracy, plus experience of using computers for email, internet research, information retrieval, file manipulation and word processing

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