Permanent Head of Journal Publishing

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General Details
Location:
, OtherNorthern Suburbs
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time
Description
My client based in the Northern Suburbs is seeking to employ a Head of Journal Publishing, you will be responsible for developing and implementing an overall publishing and editorial strategy to sustainably grow the companies Journal Publishing's impact, influence, and financial return.
Qualifications, Experience and Technical Requirements:




A Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, engineering, or a related field. Masters in Publishing will be advantageous.


5+ years of direct editorial experience in scholarly publishing or relevant experience.


4+ years of management experience. Broad team management experience, with demonstrated ability in change management and performance management.


Proven experience with project planning and developing specific business development opportunities in support of strategic plans.


Experience in global vendor management and vendor contract negotiations.


Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, including effective presentation skills when making recommendations to large/senior groups;(English and Afrikaans)


Highly developed interpersonal and diplomatic skills; ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.


Analytical and forecasting ability to review trends and align development appropriately.


Entrepreneurial skills.


Problem-Solving skills.


Ability to work collaboratively, influence and build trust.


Ability to travel from time to time.


Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment.


Excellent written and verbal English and Afrikaans (read, write, and speak).


Attention to detail.


Computer literacy (Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel (i.e. working with track changes, version control, removing or inserting author information, etc. proficiently).


Proficiency in working with Adobe PDF.



Responsibilities:



Journal publishing and editorial strategy:





Strengthen the Company's portfolio by managing quality submission volumes, raising journal ranking, improving author satisfaction, and growing article impact.


Manage the journal portfolio to ensure individual journal, departmental, and divisional targets (including revenue, quality, and profitability etc.) are achieved.


Collaborate with Editors and journal owners to publish high-quality content in maximum suitable volume to increase the market share of the respective journals.


Ensure that all Journal production functions meet cost, quality and schedule requirements and that the highest customer service objectives are achieved.


Identify and advise on possible workflow improvements in the publishing process; initiate remedial actions, negotiations and process changes where necessary.


Work with finance, marketing, and operations colleagues to ensure maximum profitability of the portfolio, including management of costs; initiate remedial actions, negotiations and process changes where necessa...

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