Career Opportunities :Journal Publishing Manager- Physical Sciences

Position Title:                 Journal Publishing Manager

Working Location:         Beijing or Shanghai, China


The Physical Sciences group of Wiley China is offering a Journal Publishing Manager position based in our Beijing or Shanghai office to lead and manage the publication of a list of premier partner journals in the subject of materials science, including InfoMat, EcoMat, SmartMat, SusMat, Carbon Energy, VIEW, etc., This professional position requires experience in the functional area; the incumbent will need to acquire knowledge and experience in the discipline, solve a range of straightforward problems using knowledge learned on the job and by applying standard procedures.

Job Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and, where appropriate, lead bids for journal acquisitions in China
  • Maintain relationships with societies and editors of acquisition targets
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure smooth transition of acquired journals into company processes
  • Improve the financial and publication performance of the journals in the list to best practice levels
  • Lead, plan and implement strategies to develop the current journals in the list to increase readership and dissemination
  • Maintain sound relationships with other staff and customers
  • Liaise closely with the Editors of journals in the list, and assist in developing these journals to their full potential
  • Ensure that the journals are published on time and within budget and to the reasonable expectations of associated societies and Editors in accordance with agreed business practices and plans
  • Ensure that the Editors are kept fully appraised of all activities in relation to the journals
  • Liaise closely with colleagues responsible for marketing the journals and generating advertising and special sales revenue, and ensure that clients are kept fully informed.
  • Liaise closely with the Editorial Offices and Content Management regarding any issues arising during the publication of journals in the list
  • Liaise with staff globally to share and maintain relevant knowledge about the subject areas related to journals in the list

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree or above in Materials Science is desired. The candidate must be computer literate and proficient with standard computer applications such as word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), presentations (Powerpoint), and email (Outlook), as well as internet search/research tools
  • Publishing experience and a track record of journal and society management
  • Demonstrated effective organization skills are essential, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong relationship management skills are essential, including the ability to relate successfully to people at all levels of business both externally and internally and to form and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with those people
  • Professional, mature and decisive in approach
  • Demonstrated professional communication skills in English and Mandarin language (written, verbal, and listening) and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally

The successful candidate will be trained in the Wiley Beijing office. We would like to thank all applicants in advance and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.