Senior Publisher (UK/US based)

Negotiable Salary + Excellent Benefits
29 Apr 2022
14 May 2022

Job Advert Description

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and strategically-minded individual to work with us as a Senior Publisher. Reporting to the Head of Journals Development, you’ll be a key member of the Journals Publishing team, alongside three other Senior Publishers. You’ll be responsible for the performance of the Bio & Environmental Science portfolio of journals which includes overseeing journals and commissioning strategy, managing resources and budgets, as well as line management of the journals portfolio team.

You will develop portfolio- and journal-level strategies and motivate the team to deliver the commissioning plans, achieving sustained growth and delivery of key targets.  This will require advanced line management skills and the ability to forge a strong team-working ethos, whilst focusing on individual team member development. You will have responsibility for managing team member resource across your portfolio and will ensure that plans and activities are commercial and delivered in line with business strategy and budget.

To inform and support the development of the journal portfolio’s editorial strategies, you will manage and establish strong working relationships with the journals’ Editorial Boards and continuously develop links with the journals’ author communities through international conferences and institutional visits.

About you:

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • An undergraduate degree or PhD, ideally in physical or life sciences domain;
  • Significant STM Journals publishing experience, including journal article commissioning;
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team;
  • Experience of managing and maintaining financial budgets;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A collaborative approach to team management and to working with peers.

About the benefits:

For UK-based candidates: In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees an excellent pension scheme (up to 12% company contribution), discretionary annual bonus scheme, 25+ days holiday (not including bank holidays), standard 35-hour working week, volunteering days, and a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, and a range of flexible benefits such as cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, healthcare cash plan, and payroll giving.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

As there will not be a requirement for the person in this role to be in the office on a weekly basis, we are open to considering applicants from a wider geographical area who are happy to travel to Bristol a couple of times a month, subject to business needs.

For US-based candidates: In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% company paid medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance. We also offer a generous 401(k) matching plan and 4 weeks paid vacation in your first year of employment.

The contractual location for this role can be either remote or in our Philadelphia office. For office-based colleagues, we have a hybrid working model in place with a dynamic and blended combination of office and remote working, dependent on business and team requirements.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received, and will look to arrange interview in due course.  

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.