Journal Development Editor

Hoboken, New Jersey
Competitive salary, annual incentive, PTO and 401K
Sep 25, 2017
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


Hoboken, NJ


This individual will be directly responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day management of a portfolio of Wiley-owned life science journals, focused around neuroscience and related areas. As the primary publishing contact, this individual will work closely with the Editor and other internal and external stakeholders to strategically and proactively develop each title with a view to improving workflow efficiency and fiscal sustainability. The portfolio is comprised of both hybrid and fully gold open-access titles, and achieving ambitious growth in both subs and OA article output is a focus for this position. Similarly, this individual will be expected to recruit and manage external Editors-in-Chief, ensuring they share Wiley’s vision for its owned titles. Managing margins is a key aspect of title development, and this individual should have an understanding of how to achieve this.


At the portfolio level, this individual will be expected to guide more junior members of the team to ensure key objectives are met. This individual will be expected to work across teams to ensure the subject area is developed fully, and opportunities for new journal launches or new publishing initiatives are identified.


Finally, participation in interdepartmental projects focused on global strategic development of Wiley’s journals portfolio is expected, with a focus on building networks and collaborating widely both internally and externally.


Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree or above
  • At least 4-5 years journal publishing experience
  • Knowledge of trends, business drivers, disruptors in scholarly publishing.
  • Knowledge of journal publishing operations.
  • Strong communicator able to articulate ideas and complex problems verbally and in writing.
  • Commercial and financial acumen.
  • Analytical skills – ability to evaluate large data sets and draw trends/identify problems and opportunities.
  • Attention to detail – a keen eye for detail.
  • Strategic thinking – ability to connect disparate facts or ideas to identify an overarching strategy or solution.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, with a willingness to collaborate and engage in creative problem solving.


Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual’s status in. any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

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