Senior Managing Editor

University of Glasgow - RI Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences

Job Purpose

Responsible for providing an efficient and effective support to the Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Deputy Editors (DE), and coordinating manuscript provision and flow in cooperation with Oxford University Press (OUP) and supervision of other team members working for the Cardiovascular Research (CVR) journal. Experience in a previous role demonstrating a proactive attitude and work ethic towards increasing impact and position of a scientific journal will be essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the operational delivery of day-to-day support to Editor-in-Chief in regard to supervision of the operations of the Editorial Office, and other members of the editorial team. Identify opportunities and implement process improvement and efficiencies.
  2. Assist EIC in organization of CVR Editorial office transition and local organization/arrangement of the office.
  3. Responsible for the creation and preparation of new Editorial office strategy (with EiC and DepEds); a. New and revised manuscript handling.
    b. Invitation and overseeing author recruitment process and follow up for Invited Reviews and Spotlight issues of the journal.
  4. Overseeing On-Life platform; updating OnLife Excel spreadsheet. Communicating with authors (invitations and follow up); assigning editors to these manuscripts.
  5. Monitoring for late reviews and correspondence with reviewers/editors.
  6. Preparation of short News and Views/editorial commentaries for Onlife platform and as required for main CVR print issues.
  7. Coordination and organisation of Editorial Board/Associate Editor meetings.
  8. Monitor income and expenditure against budget and resolve project and financial queries, highlighting potential issues, and liaising with the Research Support Office to ensure maximum funds are claimed from funders. Problem solving when needed and consulting with the budget holder when appropriate.
  9. Work with Oxford University Press to obtain and prepare current analysis of the journal operations and citation trends etc.
  10. Responsible for the oversight and preparation of power point and other presentations summarizing journal activities and achievements.
  11. Communicate with Oxford University Press in relation to timely submission of material for print.
  12. Communication with leadership of European Society for Cardiology Publications Committee to ensure compliance of the journal with the ESC policies.
  13. Assist with the development of position statements of the Journal/ESC and original articles, e.g. providing critical revisions and advise to authors. Authorship of such papers will be possible if input is critical.

These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This position is full time and has funding until 31 December 2022.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Vacancy Ref: 020505, Closing date: 26 April 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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