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Editor-in-Chief, a new premier medical research journal

GLO0014Y Requisition #

As the Editor-in-Chief of this new, premier, broad medically-relevant research journal, you assume overall responsibility for setting the journal’s scientific scope at launch and determining its editorial direction after launch.  You will build and lead an editorial team at the journal.  You will also be responsible for ensuring the quality and quantity of the research articles published in the journal.  You will be expected to travel to attend conferences, seminars, and scientific meetings and to build a broad network of domestic and international contacts.  The Editor-in-Chief will also need to develop and foster partnerships members of the production, marketing, press and advertising teams, as well as with other editorial teams at Cell Press, and to contribute to the overall publishing strategy of Cell Press.

This is an exciting opportunity to launch, shape and lead premier journal in the medical research arena which will be part of the vibrant and growing Cell Press journal portfolio. 

The position is based in Cambridge, MA, where the Cell Press offices are located, and will report to a Publishing Director at Cell Press.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • developing the overall scope and editorial direction of the new journal

  • hiring and managing a team of scientific editors

  • building the editorial board

  • working with marketing to define the value proposition and brand identity

  • managing day-to-day operations at the new journal

  • recruiting exciting papers within the scope of the journal

  • collaborating on defining production workflows, marketing, social media and website after launch


The qualified candidate is expected to have:

  • a Ph.D. and/or MD in any area of medicine or biology

  • 5+ years of editorial experience

  • broad interest across the full spectrum of medical research

  • established network with the medical/translational research community

  • project and/or people management skills

  • strong organizational skills

  • strong written and oral communication skills

  • interest in engaging with the scientific community

  • previous management experience is beneficial but not required

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment offering great opportunities to develop yourself. Our benefits package includes:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Excellent medical, dental and 401K benefits

Opportunity to advance within the organization among many divisions (worldwide)

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your motivations for being interested in the job.  We will consider applications on a rolling basis until Monday April 30th.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.  

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet  and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray?s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. 

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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