Publishing Editor

  • Salary:
    £32,157 - £37,945.
  • Location:
    Cambridge, New York
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  • Closing Date:
    24 October 2021

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Jonathan Grinsell

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Publishing Editor, Journals

£32,157 - £37,945.


About the role:

We are looking for a Publishing Editor at Cambridge University Press to manage and be the main point of contact for a portfolio of journals in the physical and mathematical sciences. The ideal candidate will have existing experience managing a journal portfolio, including creating journal development plans, managing society relationships, forecasting and budgeting, negotiating contracts, running editorial board meetings, advising external stakeholders on strategy, and ensuring successful launches. The role may bring opportunities to develop new launches and acquire society journal contracts.


About you:

We seek a self-starter, who is an excellent team player with good communication, writing, and presentation skills, who is comfortable handling financial data.

Your career to date will have given you hands-on experience in STM journal publishing. In particular, a solid understanding of the opportunities and challenges in scientific journals publishing today is essential as an important part of the role is an ability to explain them with confidence to stakeholders. In particular, you have a good understanding of the impact of open research in the various disciplines within the physical sciences.

Ideally you have good familiarity with the physical sciences, through your academic background (preferably Masters' level) and your publishing experience. Research experience in a relevant area would be valuable.

The position will be based in our Cambridge or New York office, with a hybrid approach that will allow some home-working. The successful candidate will also be expected to travel to support the management and development of the lists. 

The role provides an exciting opportunity to join a globally run, expanding business, with significant responsibility for the right individual.


Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We're one of the world's most respected publishers, driven by the purpose of unlocking people's potential with the best learning and research solutions. We work in global teams to tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers.

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance,  an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and much more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a ten minute walk from the train station.

The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.

 The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.

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University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible Working

Flexible working environment

Life Assurance

Group Life insurance coverage


‘Press Extra’, offering discounts at high street retailers

Annual Leave

28 days holiday entitlement, increasing to 30 days after 10 years of service


Free on-site Gym facilities,
cycle to work scheme


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