Commissioning Editor - Medicine & Health Journals

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Competitive
  • Company
    Informa  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    1 July 2022  
    Posted on
    20 June 2022  

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100. 

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential. 

Taylor & Francis, a leading international academic publishing company, has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Commissioning Editor (Journals) to join the expanding Medicine and Healthcare team. Reporting to the Commissioning Team Manager this role is responsible for the commissioning of content for, managing and developing journals within the Medicine & Healthcare, Expert Collection Series.

This is an ideal role for someone who has a genuine interest/background in biomedical or biological science, and who enjoys the process of researching relevant scientific literature and commissioning ideas for new articles. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Commissioning high quality and relevant content for two journals in the Expert Collection
  • Ensuring delivery of that content to specified timelines and quality standards, according to the strategies and timetables set out by the Commissioning Team Manager 
  • Building and maintaining close relationships with authors, editorial boards and key opinion leaders 
  • Builds detailed knowledge of relevant therapy areas, including key topics of interest and developments in the field 
  • Maintains oversight of peer review and editorial decision making and ensuring that it is carried out to specific quality standards according to editorial policies and is responsible for decision making on manuscripts using peer review comments and Editorial Board input where necessary 
  • Ensuring all relevant guidelines and policies are followed, including editorial policies, ethical policies and disclosure information 
  • Working to become an expert in relevant therapy areas and builds own profile in the those area(s), through networking, social media and virtual/ in person (when travel is allowed) conference attendance 
  • Working to become known and trusted by members of the research community in the assigned therapy area(s) 

Team & Culture 

The Medicine and Health Commissioning team is a large and friendly team with 3 Commissioning Team Managers who each oversee 4-5 Commissioning Editors. There is lots of space for personal growth and development within the Commissioning Editor Role, but also within the wider company of Taylor & Francis.

What we're looking for:

  • Candidates must have a solid understanding of medical/biomedical subjects, educationally and/or through equivalent experience in medical publishing.
  • Relevant publishing experience highly desirable
  • Experience in an Open Access publishing environment desirable 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders  
  • Creativity and a genuine curiosity for the Medicine and Healthcare industry
  • Experience with problem solving, initiating debate, ensuring ideas are explored and implemented if appropriate  
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • Drive for results and a self-starter
  • Strong independent time management and ability to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organisational skills 

Qualifications:

What we're looking for:

  • Candidates must have a solid understanding of medical/biomedical subjects, educationally and/or through equivalent experience in medical publishing.
  • Relevant publishing experience highly desirable
  • Experience in an Open Access publishing environment desirable 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders  
  • Creativity and a genuine curiosity for the Medicine and Healthcare industry
  • Experience with problem solving, initiating debate, ensuring ideas are explored and implemented if appropriate  
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • Drive for results and a self-starter
  • Strong independent time management and ability to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organisational skills 

Additional Information:

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days annual leave + an additional discretionary 3 days off between Christmas and New Year
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development opportunities

You must have the right to work and live in the UK.

This role is open to candidates in all locations across the UK. Taylor & Francis has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the office, at home or somewhere in between.

Additional Information:

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. 

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  
As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law. 

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