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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
EDITORIAL COMMUNITY MANAGER (Ref: F1R/ECM)

F1000Research is an innovative open research publishing platform, offering immediate publication, transparent peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. F1000Research is part of 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 a dynamic and outgoing individual with excellent interpersonal skills to join the team to work as an Editorial Community Manager for F1000Research (F1000Research.com) and for our platforms, such as Wellcome Open Research (wellcomeopenresearch.org), Gates Open Research (gatesopenresearch.org) and other platforms operated by F1000 which are listed on Open Research Central (openresearchcentral.org).

The key purpose of this role is to raise awareness and engage with researchers to ultimately drive new article content to all F1000 platforms and will involve building relationships and increasing loyalty with the research community. The candidate will need to generate, implement and refine strategies for content development to support growth in article submissions across all F1000 platforms.

You will be educated to degree level, with a scientific (ideally, biomedical) background. You must have an active interest in open science publishing, open data and open peer review, with background experience of working in STM publishing. Willingness to travel extensively nationally and internationally is essential.

Informal enquiries may be made to Michael Markie, Publisher, at michael.markie@f1000.com.

Role:
  • Develop and implement a commissioning plan, with a view to introducing new research communities to F1000’s Open Research activities and transparent, post publication peer review model.
  • Engage individual researchers and research groups through one-to-one visits, external presentations and institution-wide seminars to explain the F1000 publication process, identify new opportunities for collaboration and actively encourage article submissions.
  • Develop an understanding of a broad range of scientific disciplines to improve the quality and impact of our resources.
  • Actively communicate/advocate F1000Research’s advantages to the research community as a (self-) publishing platform, for example.
  • Network within the open science and open data communities to ensure content is targeted and developed effectively.
Requirements:
  • Educated to degree level with a scientific (ideally biomedical) background
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in STM publishing
  • Excellent communication and influence skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Able to complete projects, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving both in daily tasks and more complex trouble-shooting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and online engagement

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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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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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Ref: F1000/CO)

Are you an enthusiastic, confident and flexible science communications professional with strong copywriting, social media and public relations experience? Do you want to play an active role in our communications team, responding to queries and developing creative engaging and impactful content? That’s what we’re looking for and if that sounds like you, get in touch.

This exciting and diverse role will be critical in building brand awareness for F1000, positioning it in the market, and creating compelling content to promote F1000’s suite of products and services: F1000Prime, F1000Workspace, F1000Research and publication platforms operated on behalf of funders and institutes such as Wellcome and The Gates Foundation.

The key responsibilities of the Communications Officer are to:
  • Initiate, research and create compelling content including thought leadership articles, blogs, social media content, press releases and case studies;
  • Manage and respond to media calls and enquiries, escalating complex enquiries to the Head of Communications when necessary.
  • Assist with internal communications including coordinating and providing content for the staff newsletter and internal events.
  • Create/produce compelling videos to promote F1000, our products, our partnerships and research;
  • Day-to-day coordination of F1000’s and our partners’ social media channels, ensuring they stay current and engaging.
  • Monitor and review processes to report value of communication activity and media coverage to the organisation.
  • Assist with F1000’s participation at conferences and events (please note some national and international travel will be required).
The successful applicant will have:
  • Previous experience of working within an external science communications environment with a qualification in Communications, Marketing or a related discipline;
  • Strong copy-writing ability with a the ability to communicate complex research topics to a lay audience
  • Demonstrated experience and success in writing media releases and pitching to media outlets;
  • Strong skills and experience in using and measuring a range of social media channels engaging a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrate a successful track record of liaising with people at all levels and in managing complex projects;
  • Excellent planning, organisational and project management skills.
  • The ability and confidence to work autonomously.
Desirable experience:
  • Experience within the STM publishing field and relevant trade contacts
  • Knowledge of U.S. health/science/University/Library/publishing/ market
  • Communications experience in an agile and/or SaaS environment

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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