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Senior Publisher, The Lancet Specialty Journals (SpJs)

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Purpose of the Job     
- To manage up to eight SpJs;
- To be part of the SpJ management group and strategic development for SpJs;
- Manage recruitment across the teams;
- Undertake occasional business travel on behalf of The Lancet Group;
- Undertake Group-wide business projects and strategic analyses as required.   



Key Result Areas

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Line Management 

Oversee recruitment ensuring the development of a cohesive and dynamic team that innovates, interacts and communicates effectively. Create a working environment, both managerially and functionally, that ensures streamlined processes, accurate reporting and efficient productivity across the team

- Mentor and coach staff; support and manage staff career progression
- Carry out the PDP (KPO setting and review, development discussions and action planning) and salary review processes and ensure consistency across the team
- Ensure that directly reporting staff with their own line management responsibilities comply with all of the above.


Oversight of journal business development, new launches, indexing and business analytics as required. Publishing and editorial governance.   

SpJ management group and strategic development 
To contribute to the SpJ management group and strategic direction meetings for the SpJs, and to lead on discussion of topics/areas as allocated. To follow through to resolution/implementation as needed.   

Ad hoc projects 

Participate in projects that run across The Lancet Group and contribute to projects within Elsevier that require Lancet representation. This could be relevant to a pilot for a new product, service or business model or even to improving certain processes within our organization. 


Key Competencies (Aligned with ECF)    

Displays High Integrity and Honesty
- Is a role model and sets example for his/her work group.
- “Walks the talk” and avoids saying one thing and doing another.
- Always honour commitments and keeps promises.
- Confronts dishonesty and unethical behaviour.
Inspires and encourages others to higher standards of ethical behaviour.

Champions Change
- Champions new projects or programs.
- Has the courage to advocate change that will improve the business.
- Quickly recognises situations where change is needed.
- Is skilled in applying change and transition frameworks to all change initiatives.
- Encourages and energizes others to challenge the statusquo and to actively look for new ways of doing things.
- Encourages others to see change as part of the business and as a means to create new opportunities.

Connects Group to Outside World
- Develops strong external network, including customers, competitors and leaders in other organisations, to bring in relevant information to the business.
- Helps others stay focused on customer needs.
- Has the ability and confidence to adapt business goals as a result of collected customer metrics.
- Encourages team to build and maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders globally.


Drives for results
- Does everything possible to achieve goals.
- Regularly measures and evaluates progress.
- Accepts responsibility for the results based outcomes of group.
- Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results.
- Shares credit and recognition with others for achieving goals.

Technical and Professional Expertise
- Is sought out as a subject matter expert in own subject area.
- Acts as a technical coach and mentor to others.
- Uses a highly adaptable approach  and is able to express complex technical expertise in a simple, understandable manner to those outside own function.
- Stays at the cuttingedge of own discipline, is well connected externally, understands and implements best practice.

Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically
- Provides a definite sense of direction and purpose.
- Provides people with a clear understanding of how their work fits within a wider organisation.
- Delivers presentations clearly and with high impact.
- Develops a trusted 2way communication interface between the team and stakeholders.

Builds Relationships
- Balances “getting results” with a concern for others’ needs.
- Is in touch with issues and concerns of individuals within the work group.
- Manages conflict within work groups.
- Initiates contact with other teams or divisions to build relationships that enhance the business results.
- Is trusted by members of work group and across the organisation.
- Adds value to the relationship. 


Functional and Technical Competencies     
- Sound general knowledge and broad scientific knowledge;
- Good written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent networking skills, financial awareness and business management skills;
- Ability to participate in team decision making and planning;
- Ability to effectively translate ideas across cross functional internal teams;
- Good strategic insight, scanning the horizon for latest developments, eg new technologies, business models etc.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences (and any other requirements)     
- 5+ years relevant STM Publishing experience
- People management or comparable skills
- Knowledge of the publishing process and relevant market developments
- Proven track record of full awareness of applications and remaining up to date with Technology, Social Media and content enhancement in the scientific arena
- University degree in a relevant scientific field an advantage, preferably in the life or health sciences.
- Performance, results orientation and project management.







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