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Journal Specialist -Bioengineering and Biotechnology/Genome Editing

  • Job Type: Permanent


We are seeking an enthusiastic and target-oriented professional for the position of Journal Specialist for our Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and Genome Editing titles. Our office is located in London, however remote working options are available within England and Wales.

The position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to experience a career in scientific publishing with an innovative, technology-driven Open Access publisher.

Reporting to the Journal Manager based in Lausanne and working closely with other Editorial staff (in Lausanne and London), the position focuses on content acquisition, strategic journal development and Editorial Board management. The successful candidate will be the primary point of contact with leading researchers around the world, successfully building relationships to acquire quality content for the journal. The candidate will ensure effective editorial board management and participate actively in devising editorial strategies to grow and develop the journals. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to liaise and develop relationships with very high-profile scholars, and be a collaborative team player, working closely with members of supporting teams. To ensure journals maintain and grow their reputation as attractive publishing outlets for the Biological sciences community, the successful candidate will also be confident in working with data to perform market analysis of the competitor publishing landscape, identifying new areas for growth to inform our editorial strategies.

The position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to experience a career in scientific publishing with an innovative, technology-driven Open Access publisher.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Journal Manager in overseeing the activities of established journals and/or the launch of new journals
  • Support building and managing high-profile, academic Editorial Boards
  • Communicate with academic editors to ensure the timely and on-target execution of journal content acquisition targets
  • Carry out existing editorial strategies and develop new journal initiatives by recognizing various growth and development opportunities
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure the efficiency and scalability of journal operations
  • Promote the portfolio at national and international conferences


  • A degree or higher in a portfolio-related subject area is preferable with a keen interest in dissemination of research
  • Related work experience in a commercial or academic environment
  • Ability to work efficiently and consistently meet deadlines and prioritize varied workload under pressure
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English, including professional and courteous telephone manner and high attention to details
  • Collaborative team player
  • Ability to work independently and make thoughtful decisions without constant supervision
  • IT Proficiency with MS Office
  • Previous experience with a publisher with demonstrated project management and research experience would also be a strong asset.

Application Process

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.

Your application should include

1. A cover letter and resume (as DOC or PDF)

2. The indication of your earliest availability

3. A 300 word summary on the following - "How do you see scientific journal publishing evolving over the next ten years”

Application deadline: 04/12/2020


  • 25 days' vacation per year;
  • Participation into Frontiers annual bonus scheme;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Remote working options available within England and Wales (UK)
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