Commissioning Editor - Medicine & Healthcare (maternity cover)
London or Macclesfield

Job Reference: MAC-EDI-08804

Location: London or Macclesfield

Closing Date: 24/01/2020

Department: Editorial

Division: Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis, a leading international academic publishing company has an exciting opportunity for a maternity cover Commissioning Editor (Journals) to join the Medicine and Healthcare team. Reporting to the Commissioning Team Manager this role is responsible for the commissioning of content within a specific therapy area or areas for a set of defined journals within the medicine and healthcare portfolio.  

Following the acquisition of Dove Medical Press in 2017, the medicine and health commissioning team is currently undergoing an exciting reinvention, working to integrate the Taylor & Francis Expert Collection, with Dove Medical Press Open Access portfolio. The successful candidate will be working across a mixed portfolio of journals.   

This is an ideal role for someone who has a genuine interest/background in science, particularly biomedical/ biological, and who enjoys the process of researching relevant scientific literature and commissioning ideas for new articles. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Commissioning high quality and relevant content within a specific therapy area 

  • Delivering content to specified timelines and quality standards according to the strategies and timetables set out by the Commissioning Team Manager 

  • Building and maintaining close relationships with authors, editorial boards and key opinion leaders 

  • Builds detailed knowledge of relevant therapy areas, including key topics of interest and developments in the field 

  • Ensures that peer review is carried out to specific quality standards according to editorial policies and is responsible for decision making on manuscripts using peer review comments and Editorial Board input where necessary 

  • Ensures all relevant guidelines and policies are followed, including editorial policies, ethical policies and disclosure information 

  • Is committed to becoming an expert in a therapy area/ multiple therapy areas and builds own profile in the therapy area(s), through networking, social media and conference attendance 

  • Become known and trusted by members of the research community in the assigned therapy area(s) 

What we are looking for: 

  • Candidates to have a medical/biomedical background and/or experience in medical publishing 

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders  

  • Creativity and a genuine curiosity for the Medicine and Healthcare industry 

  • Experience with problem solving, initiating debate, ensuring ideas are explored and implemented if appropriate  

  • Excellent team working skills 

  • Drive for results and a self-starter 

  • Strong independent time management and ability to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines 

  • Excellent organisational skills 

This position is based in our offices in Macclesfield or London, with a starting salary of £30,000 and being offered as a maternity cover contract

In return we offer: 25 days holiday per annum (3 additional days at Christmas), a comprehensive benefits package and company pension scheme. 


Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business 

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100. 

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential. 

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Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, colour, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 



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