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We are a group of leading global publishing and technology business, which has grown from a science and bio-medical publishing base to encompass a diverse range of products and services in the media, online and technology sectors. We have created the UK's largest entertainment listings database, developed a UK-based mobile phone and web-based hyperlocal news service and publish one of the most respected biomedical literature awareness services.

Our brands stand for top quality and our business is driven by innovation & creativity.

At SNG you will enjoy working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment at our London headquarters or one of our offices worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities and believe in investing in our employees.

To apply for any of the opportunities listed below please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference to:

Recruitment
Science Navigation Group
34-42 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4LB
UK

or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com

CURRENT VACANCIES
SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR, F1000 PLATFORMS (Ref: F1R/ME)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic and motivated publishing professional to join a cutting-edge open science publisher based in Central London.

F1000 is an innovative and dynamic publisher and technology provider, operating open research publishing platforms for researchers that offer fast publication, invited open peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. F1000 works in close partnership with leading funders such as Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide them with white-label platforms for their researchers. F1000 is part of the Science Navigation Group, who have a track record of establishing new publishing concepts and who started, for example, the first open access publisher, BioMed Central.

We are seeking an experienced in-house scientific editor to join the team as Senior Managing Editor. The successful individual should have a background in life science publishing, additional experience in publishing in other scientific fields would be a distinct advantage.

The role will involve managing and developing the expanding team of in-house editors who manage the pre-publication checks, production steps, and then peer review of manuscripts submitted to F1000Research and the growing number of F1000 white-label publishing platforms. Key aspects of the role include overseeing the scientific and editorial pre-publication checks, developing and overseeing editorial policies, and recruiting, training and managing the editorial staff. The successful applicant will need to be flexible and adaptable to challenges as the role develops.

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in helping to really change the way scientific publishing is done. You will need a strong track record in an STM publishing environment and broad understanding of biomedical research topics through your education and/or editorial experience.

You will need lots of enthusiasm, the ability to prioritise a challenging workload, have plenty of initiative and problem-solving skills, excellent attention to detail, and good verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people, and be highly computer literate.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER (REF: F1R/AP)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic and motivated publishing professional to join a cutting-edge open science publisher based in Central London.

F1000 is an innovative and dynamic publisher and technology provider, operating open research publishing platforms for researchers that offer fast publication, invited open peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. F1000 works in close partnership with leading funders such as Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is part of the Science Navigation Group, who have a track record of establishing new publishing concepts and who started, for example, the first open access publisher, BioMed Central.

The new position of Associate Publisher offers an exciting chance for an outgoing and self-motivated individual to work with a network of contacts within the social sciences and humanities, to develop and expand the services offered by F1000 to serve the needs of these research communities, and to build up content on F1000’s open research platforms in these areas.

The successful candidate will be educated to post-graduate level, and must have an active interest in open science publishing, open data and related matters, and strong experience of scholarly research publishing, ideally in the social sciences and humanities.

Informal enquiries may be made to Michaela Torkar, Publishing Director, at michaela.torkar@f1000.com.

Role:
  • To work with, and grow, a network of contacts within the research community, with particular focus on social sciences, humanities and other areas outside of the life sciences, and to advocate the advantages of open research publishing to these communities.
  • To develop services, processes and features that serve the needs of diverse research communities, establishing differences in scholarly publishing practices between academic disciplines.
  • To identify new potential partners in the research community for developing gateways and collections in subject areas that are currently underrepresented on F1000’s platforms.
  • To project-manage the set up, and drive the growth and development of, new gateways (and potentially platforms, where appropriate) in the social sciences and humanities, as well as other subject areas.
  • To implement an outreach strategy to generate new submissions in the social sciences and humanities; this includes outreach support for F1000’s existing platform partners who serve these communities.
Requirements:
  • At least five years scholarly online publishing experience, including significant contact with editors, authors, reviewers and societies and experience with journal development activities, ideally in SSH publishing.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills with individuals at all levels of seniority
  • Experience of managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks to high standards, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving both in daily tasks and more complex trouble-shooting
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • High level of computer literacy (including MS Office, Outlook and internet browsers)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and online engagement
  • Willingness to travel frequently and represent F1000 at international events

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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