The Publishing Editor is responsible for supporting a team of Publishers with day-to-day activities across a number of allocated subject portfolios. They will provide administrative support for their publishing team, including liaising with editorial contacts, preparing for and attending editorial meetings and conferences, maintaining internal databases and systems, market research, analysing and reporting data.
The Publishing Editor may also be directly responsible for the strategic commercial development of a small assigned portfolio, expanding Emerald's market position and publishing best in class content.
- Completion of routine administrative tasks, updating of internal databases, systems and product homepages.
- Assisting with portfolio development plans, contribution to cross-departmental projects and meetings, dealing with telephone calls & routine queries, compiling publishing reports and conducting market research where appropriate.
- Communicate with editors, editorial board members and authors, as required. Attend conferences and industry events, where appropriate, to build and develop new contacts.
- Contribution to an internal communications strategy to ensure that all key departments are kept informed of departmental projects and activities.
Portfolio management and quality control:
- Carry out portfolio management, through further development of existing business, defining and proposing new products. Identify promising market segments and product opportunities.
- Ensure the efficient day to day running of existing journals, in close cooperation with relevant internal staff e.g. Content Editors.
Strategic choices, business plans and contribution to publishing budget:
- Determine and execute competitive and growth strategy; including article/volume quality and growth policy.
- Develop portfolio plan and projects for assigned area.
Contracts and sources:
- Working with the Executive Publisher, negotiate contracts with editors, information providers etc.
- Meet portfolio related objectives, with regards to article output growth, citation share, revenue and profit, author and editor satisfaction.
- Account for the portfolio in terms of product performance and in terms of market related achievements.
Publishing | Editor | Portfolio Management | Academic | Conferences | Administration | Communication
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Organisational skills.
- Interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence cross-functionally at all levels.
- Ability to quickly establish credibility with external stakeholders.
- A team player, with the ability to work on own initiative.
- Publishing experience, marketing experience or work experience within a commercial environment.
- An understanding of the Academic publishing environment.
- Desire to learn about subject communities and publishing practices, as part of personal/career development.
Nurturing fresh thinking that makes an impact
We was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering. We publish over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform.
What matters to us:
Individuality: We have a strong sense of character, independence and spirit.
Ambition: We strive to go beyond what's possible to delight our customers.
Purpose: Our entire motivation is to help our communities achieve better outcomes.
Curiosity: We listen, learn and challenge the status quo, paying attention to the details that matter.
Trust: Our open and responsive culture empowers people, creating transparency, responsibility and respect.
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