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Associate Publishing Content Specialist

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Editorial
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Elsevier
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Who are we?

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that help you make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries in science, health, and technology. We serve researchers, professionals, and clinicians, through the application of technology and analytics to content, empowering them to create knowledge, contribute to social progress, and enhance human well being. We are delivering next-generation professional information solutions and technology to our broad client base – and we need a team of exceptional sales leaders and professionals to join us on the journey.

 

Elsevier publish over 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 book titles, and provide web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Evolve, Knovel, Reaxys and ClinicalKey.

 

Job Title:
Associate Publishing Content Specialist

Job Purpose

 

·         Drive growth of the assigned journal portfolio by growing quantity and quality of special content in line with portfolio strategy;

·         Acquire, develop and project manage high quality topical and special issues and related bulk revenue according to targets;

·         Develop and maintain relations with editors, (potential) guest editors and authors;
Provide process guidance and timely status information to all stakeholders for all special issues and review articles in the assigned portfolio from idea to production stages;
Deliver positive contribution to overall team performance and process improvements

Key Result Areas


Drive growth of the assigned journal portfolio by growing quantity and quality of special content in line with portfolio strategy

 

·         Analyse opportunities for growth of special content in journal portfolio

·         Translate portfolio special content targets for acquisition, publication and bulk revenue into targets per journal

·         Identify topics for special content in line with publishing portfolio strategy

·         Identify potential guest editors for special content in line with publishing portfolio strategy

·         Create actionable acquisition, publication and bulk sales plans in line with targets

·         As required and agreed with Production Management and Publishing per journal, provide specific enhanced nonscientific services to the journal, such as proxying for Editor in EES system or holding regular teleconferences with Editors and/or Editor Assistants.

     Preparation and maintenance of annual publication schedules, with attention to budgetary and Publishing requirements, ongoing and particularly at each RF.

     Ensure article and issue publication meets global standards and budgeted targets

     Compile and paginate the complete issue on the planned date in the tracking system PTSIII.

     Reschedule and replan (to be done according to global procedures) where necessary, appropriately notifying EP management of relevant changes.

     Maintain and use Journal Information Form for listing agreed deviations from standard procedures and to document specifics of the journal workflow.

     Adhere to standard global procedures and processes or listed agreed exceptions.

     Maintain awareness/expertise in most current procedures, processes, and system functionality and attend continuous development training.

 

Acquire, develop and project manage high quality topical and special issues and related bulk revenue according to targets.

 

     Execute on acquisition, publication and bulk sales plans

     Suggest sensible topics for special issues by surveying editorial board members, researching Scopus, researching competing journals, researching community and society websites, researching conference programs, participating in editorial board meetings and promoting the special issue program

     Identify potential guest editors for accepted special issue ideas

     Pro-actively bring new special ideas forward into proposals for approval  by the journal editors ensuring special issue acquisition targets are met

     If required, carry out quality assessment for suggested special issues and advise the editor on suitability of the proposal

     Monitor special content quality by tracking citations and downloads in comparison with regular content in publishing portfolio

     Feedback quality reports to publisher, editors and guest editors as indicators of success and input for further portfolio strategy planning

     Participate in editorial board meetings from time to time

     Take full ownership and manage the publication process for special issues by tracking progress, guiding and chasing guest editors and authors, anticipating potential barriers and solving issues 

     Ensure all special issues are published in time and in accordance to publication schedules and targets

     Actively manage special issue publication budget towards year end

     Negotiate bulk deal agreements for special issues

     Generate leads for special issue bulk deals

     Sell and upsell bulk deals for special issues

     Ensure all bulk deals are delivered in time and are financially realized in accordance to commercial bulk revenue budgets

Develop and maintain relations with editors, (potential) guest editors and authors as well as internal stakeholders

 

     Maintain excellent communications with journal editors, guest editors and authors

     Establish productive collaboration with publishers

     Act as single-point of contact for special content on all non-production related matters for all stakeholders, internally and externally

Provide process guidance and timely status information to all stakeholders for all special issues and review articles in the assigned portfolio from idea to production stages;

 

     Liaise with guest editors and review authors to confirm topic coverage, formats, and timelines, once the special issue / review proposal is accepted by publisher and editors

     Generate special issue contracts and get these signed and stored

     Send out thank you notes to guest editors and authors upon project completion

     Set up EES system for special content

     Maintain the pipeline of special issues and invited review articles by timely and accurately recording progress in SID/JCI

     Liaise with journal managers and local supplier managers for production and dispatch matters

     Oversee invoicing of bulk deals

 

Deliver positive contribution to overall team performance and process improvements

·         Actively contribute to and participate in special content development initiatives such as further workflow improvement, training new hires, organizing and participating in internal workshops, Non Solus updates, team meetings, etc. 

 

·         Pro-actively flag areas for improvement in relation to special content acquisition and publication

 

 

Qualifications

 

Key Competencies (Aligned with ECF)

 

·         Displays High Integrity and Honesty

·         Drives for results

·         Takes Initiative

·         Technical and Professional Expertise

·         Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

·         Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically

·         Collaboration and Teamwork

 

Functional and Technical Competencies

·         Knowledge of publishing process and related developments

·         Knowledge and familiarity with JCI, SID, Oxford Abstracts, Science Direct, Scopus, EES

·         Knowledge and ability to work with MS suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project

·         Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

·         Commercial awareness

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences (and any other requirements)

 

·         Minimum University degree, preferably M.Sc. level

·         3 – 4 years relevant experience, preferably in the publishing industry 

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