(Partner) Publisher

IOP Publishing
Bristol / Hybrid
Negotiable salary + excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to enrich your publishing career, not only by learning more about our fantastic portfolio of partners and partner journals but also by working on a number of interesting projects including flipping a journal to Open Access. You will have the chance to gain a wider understanding of how the publishing landscape is changing and how our services and support is helping our partners navigate this successfully. You will work with organisations around the world, helping them develop and implement a strategy for their journals. This role will help you advance your understanding of journal business models and finances, as well as build up your relationship management skills. 

Role Overview

As a Publisher you will manage a portfolio of journals published by IOPP on behalf of society partners. You will be the key contact for the partner organisations and together with colleagues across IOPP will work to ensure that we provide a strong, strategic partnership, and that our fantastic services continue to benefit the global scientific community. 

Applicants who wish to work on either a part-time or full-time basis will be considered. There will be an expectation for you to travel internationally approximately 3-4 times per year to visit partner organisations or attend conferences.

What will you be doing?

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Work with internal teams to make sure the journals are growing and of high quality; Manage relationships with partner organisations; Contribute to the strategy for both journals publishing and partner publishing; Ensure alignment with partners on strategic journal development; Work with partners across different cultures and time zones, adjusting your approach as necessary.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • STM journal publishing experience; Excellent understanding of how the publishing industry is evolving; Great team working skills and strong ability to influence.

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. 

Vision Our vision is that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is both natural and sustainable and that is visible through the work we produce, our Ways of Being, our company branding, our professional networks and the colleagues and communities we serve and support. 


IOPP profile imageIOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with a worldwide membership of physicists from all sectors. Complementing the Institute’s mission of promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all, IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community. Any profits generated by the publishing company are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

Why work for us
IOP Publishing provides a friendly, positive, open, relaxed but purposeful environment. People who come to work here tend to stay. This is because it feels like you come to work with your friends, not just colleagues. We like to think that we’ve got the kind of environment that encourages people to do well and to enjoy what they do. We believe in treating each other with respect, providing an opportunity for you to contribute to our future. IOP Publishing is a great place to work.

Our success is made possible by the talent, energy and commitment of our people to the company and what we do. This success is founded on having the right people in the right place, in an environment in which they can flourish.

What we are looking for
As an organization, we are the sum of our parts. While we employ specialists in a range of fields, all our employees share a number of qualities and attributes: our people are professional and dedicated, talented and energetic. They work collaboratively to help us expand in a rapidly changing scientific landscape.

The IOP Publishing culture is one of growth, learning and innovation, and we are looking for people who want to develop, innovate and succeed; people who see the exciting opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

UK, USA, China, Japan and Russia

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Editorial assistant, production editor, senior publisher, marketing executive, BI analyst

How to apply
Visit ioppublishingcareers.org

Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)117 929 7481
E-mail vacancies@iop.org

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