Submissions Manager

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Job description

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations.

Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role

We are seeking a driven and target-oriented professional for the role of Submissions Manager within our Physical Sciences & Engineering program. This role provides an excellent opportunity to be a part of our growth plan and will be instrumental in achieving our company’s mission to make science open!

You will be responsible for ensuring the success of article collections, including development of new strategies for content acquisition and effective communication with Guest Editors. You will also recruit, train and look after the development of a team of Submissions Specialists within the Publishing Development department.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for driving high quality submissions to themed article collections and accountable for meeting submission targets and objectives.
Responsible for accurate reporting on submissions progress to targets, timely flagging of issues and identifying actions to resolve them
Support the Head of Program in assessing workload across the submissions team and allocate resources effectively
Make recommendations for internal process optimization to ensure team efficiency and productivity
Collaborate with internal departments to ensure efficiency and scalability of article collections operations
Lead a Submissions Team within a publishing program, responsible for overall Submission Team performance, recruitment and training of new team members and their continued development
About You

Demonstrated experience in people management
Target driven and business focused
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
Collaborative and professional
Proactive, solution oriented
Aptitude for digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations
Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines
Proven experience in process optimization would be a plus
Professional experience in the publishing industry may be preferable
What we Offer

International environment

With over 50 nationalities across seven locations around the world, we are certainly a diverse company. You will have the opportunity to work with teammates in other offices, as well as with researchers, editors, and authors from across the globe.

Key Benefits

25 annual leave days + 4 well-being days
Participation in the annual company bonus scheme
Flexible working framework and remote working opportunities across Germany.
Extensive learning opportunities through our LinkedIn Learning partnership
3 volunteer days through our online platform
Access to Headspace app
Online Yoga classes
Application Process

Your application must include:

1. A cover letter and CV

2. The indication of your earliest availability

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Qualifications none
Working hours full-time
Job location London EC2M 1NH
Type of job application only via application form

Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, (Germany)
Contact person Inez Brodie
Web Apply
13/04/2022 (updated )

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