RELX Group Lead Editor, new open access journal in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lead Editor, new open access journal

Category: Editorial

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Your new role:

Cell Press is seeking a full-time scientific editor to spearhead the launch of an exciting new open access journal. Building on the success of Cell Reports and EBioMedicine , we are expanding the range of open access options that we have for the scientific community by launching a new broad scope journal that champions basic life and physical science.

We are looking for an experienced and collaborative Lead Editor for this journal who shares our passion for helping scientists publish their work in a straightforward and timely way. This job offers an opportunity to shape the organization and progress of this new journal and the broader Cell Press open access publishing portfolio.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Publishing Director and Publisher to devise and implement strategic and organizational plans for the journal

  • Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond

  • Representing the journal and Cell Press at scientific meetings

  • Hiring and managing the internal editorial team

  • Overseeing the contribution of supporting external editors

  • Coordinating review and publication of direct submissions and referred transfersAs the Lead Editor, you will also travel to scientific conferences and research institutions to directly engage with scientists and to keep abreast of recent research developments. You will also have the opportunity to be a stakeholder in innovative Cell Press initiatives that shape the future of science communication.This is a full-time in-house editorial position, based at the Cell Press office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

What you should bring:

  • Broad scientific interests and a passion for helping scientists publish their work.

  • Experience in editorial selection of papers to match journal scope, preferably as a professional full-time editor.

  • Enthusiasm for working with people. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.

  • A dynamic, results-oriented approach to goals and objectives.

  • A good understanding of digital communication, publishing trends, and open access publishing.

  • Creativity, willingness to experiment, and desire to improve.

  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize, focus, and achieve desired goals.

  • Great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.

  • A PhD or other relevant doctoral degree.

Managerial experience is desirable but not required.

What we offer:

Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence

We will consider applications on a rolling basis until June 26th 2017 date. Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills and knowledge could contribute to a successful journal launch.

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