SpringerOpen Journal Manager

Jun 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts count themselves among Springer's authors, including a large number of Nobel prize winners. More than 7,000 people are employed by the Springer Group worldwide.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Your tasks
We are looking for a SpringerOpen Journal Manager to join the SpringerOpen team. This position will encompass nearly all aspects of SpringerOpen journal management:
?Facilitating the creation of new fully open access journals in close cooperation with editor colleagues
?Monitoring the day-to-day management and administration of existing journals together with BioMed Central?s (BMC) services team
?Advocating for SpringerOpen internally and externally.

The role will have a geographic focus on North and Latin America.

- Central point of contact for SpringerOpen
- Consult Springer Editorial on new OA (Open Access) journal ideas. Launch journals and work closely with Marketing and Corporate Communications
- Liaise, transfer information and manage expectations between Springer Editorial and BMC services
- Implement, manage and maintain OA journals in SpringerOpen workflow
- Oversee journal development (article submissions, abstracting & indexing) and follow-up with Editorial
- Own responsibility for SpringerOpen portal as well as journal pages at SpringerOpen platform
- Be prepared to discuss SpringerOpen in public
- Monitor growing number of open access policies, mandates and funds and communicate to Springer editors

Our requirements
- Minimum of 2 years of journal publishing experience
- Experience working / solving problems autonomously
- Bachelors Degree required, Masters or graduate publishing courses preferred
- Must have knowledge and understanding of the open access market (stakeholders, developments, strategic impact), alternatively high motivation to quickly gain comprehensive understanding
- Must have strong communication skills
- Excellent track record in project leadership
- Strong analytical as well as creative skills to be able to develop new product line and workflow
- Substantial work experience and/or ability to manage expectations and gain acceptance from stakeholders
- Strong communicator to liaise between Springer Editorial and BMC services
- Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
- Drive and enthusiasm to move SpringerOpen forward together with Editorial
- Interest in developing OA journals in Latin America

Please apply using our online application system.

Visit our web site at www.springer.com.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Springer Science+Business Media, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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