Editorial Operations Manager (12 month FTC)
Salary: c. £38,671
About the role:
Cambridge is embracing a broad open research agenda and seeks to become the most open university press. This mission is unlocking new publishing and new ways of thinking about content development. It is also leading us to look afresh at our responsibilities to essential agenda such as diversity and inclusion, as well as our environmental impact. At the same time we remain committed to delivering a high-quality publishing service for our society partners, through whom we support so many different subject communities.
This role plays an important part in supporting the new journals strategy by delivering and implementing revised policies and operational efficiencies. The strategy will continue to iterate as we respond to ongoing scholarly communications and market change.
As a key member of journals editorial, this role proactively drives a culture of continuous improvement and process excellence by defining and implementing ‘Best Practice' across key journals publishing processes.
It also has specific responsibility for articulating editorial standards in coordinating the development and implementation of a wide range of projects across the journals business.
It is an important part of a network of operations roles across the journals business, with whom close coordination will be essential.
We are looking for a confident, proactive and driven individual who can collaborate well across large teams.
You will have a background in journals publishing, preferably (but not necessarily) editorial. You will be able to demonstrate experience, knowledge and an understanding of the systems, processes and interactions involved in journals publishing.
You will have good relationship- and time-management skills, have a talent for communicating, the ability to prioritise, and an interest in getting into the details.
You will be required to work well with the global journals editorial team, to liaise successfully with colleagues in other departments, and to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely to external customers (including authors, journal editors and society personnel).