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RELX INC Publisher - Mathematics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Elsevier is looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to manage a portfolio of journals in the field of Mathematics.

This Publisher position sits within the Physical Sciences team, which is part of the Science, Technology & Medical Journals (STMJ) Publishing Organization at Elsevier. In this role, you will maintain, develop, and take complete publishing responsibility for a defined list of journals covering a range of mathematical disciplines, including combinatorics, discrete mathematics, geometry, number theory and mathematical analysis. In addition, you will work on related projects and initiatives to develop the portfolio of journals. You will balance scientific knowledge with entrepreneurial skills and have a keen interest in new developments and changes in the publishing industry.

You will need to have a good educational background; a lively interest in scientific publishing; excellent analytical and communication skills; and the ability to work independently whilst also contributing to team initiatives and supporting fellow team members with assistance and advice as necessary.

Your responsibilities:

Portfolio Management and Development

  • Develop the strategy for the portfolio; ensure alignment with the department and wider organization’s strategies.

  • Work with Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards on strategic journal development.

  • Work with editors, authors, editorial boards, reviewers and the academic community at large to ensure sufficient copy flow of relevant, high quality manuscripts.

  • Negotiate and manage contractual relationships with journal editors and learned societies.

  • Continuous and proactive maintenance of the existing portfolio, reflecting developments in the external marketplace, including the development of Open Access initiatives.

  • Meet portfolio-related objectives with regards to content growth, market share, editorial speeds and author and editor satisfaction.

  • Manage the editorial fees budget and provide input to pricing processes.

Relationship Management and Networking

  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts and networks with key external stakeholders, including editors, authors, society representatives, university leadership and industry, with a view to understanding their professional and organizational needs and ongoing market developments.

  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key stakeholders within the company, including editorial, production, publishing, marketing and technology teams, coordinating activities as they relate to the portfolio’s needs and development.

Business Development

  • Identify and map market needs and business opportunities.

  • Develop, and where feasible acquire, new products and services.

What you should bring:

Attributes and skills required:

  • Proactive, positive and creative

  • Solution- and results-oriented

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Strong networking, negotiation, and collaboration skills

  • Commercial awareness and business acumen

  • Experience in data gathering, interpretation and presentation

  • Understanding of the scientific research ecosystem and its needs

  • Willingness to travel internationally

Educational level and experience:

  • University degree, STEM subject preferred - essential

  • Minimum of 3 (three) years journal publishing experience or equivalent relevant industry or postdoctoral experience – desirable

  • Fluent English speaker – essential

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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