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Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Cell

GLO0015Y Requisition #
We are looking for a dynamic individual with editorial and publishing expertise to fill a leadership role at Developmental Cell. 
As the Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Cell, you assume overall responsibility for determining the journal’s scientific scope and editorial direction.  You will serve as the leader of the journal’s editorial team and be responsible for ensuring the quality and quantity of the research articles published in Developmental Cell.  You will be expected to attend scientific meetings and build a broad network of domestic and international contacts.  The Editor-in Chief will also need to develop and foster partnerships with other editorial teams at Cell Press, as well as members of the production, marketing, press and advertising teams, and to contribute to the overall publishing strategy of Cell Press.

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop and shape Developmental Cell, and to 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 and executing on an overall strategy for Developmental Cell
  • managing the journal’s editorial team
  • overseeing various aspects of the manuscript handling workflows
  • making decisions on manuscripts in collaboration with the editorial team
  • developing a strong working relationship with the external advisory editorial board
  • developing deep networks within the communities served by the journal
  • recruiting exciting papers within the scope of the journal
  • managing the article pipeline and front matter for the journal
  • collaborating on production workflows, marketing, social media and website
  • liaising with other Cell Press editorial teams on transfers and projects

The qualified candidate is expected to have:

  • a Ph.D. in any area of biology with journal relevant subject matter expertise/experience
  • 5+ years of editorial experience
  • broad interest across the full spectrum of biology
  • 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)

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, SciValClinicalKey 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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