SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 225,600 constituents from 150 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
SPIE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is seeking a Journals Manager to steer the strategic future of our portfolio of 12 peer-reviewed journals.
Description of Duties
The Journals Manager guides an internal team of editorial and production staff, coordinates with editorial boards, and oversees outside vendor relationships to ensure that schedule, quality, and impact standards are met. Primary responsibilities include:
- Establishing and monitoring editorial production process and standards
- Creating and managing journals budgets
- Developing and implementing growth, improvement, and open access strategies
- Overseeing journal marketing and promotional activities
- Establishing annual departmental objectives
The right candidate will be a strategic contributor within SPIE’s publications department and works closely with the Director of Publications & Platform on future publications strategy. The Journals Manager is a primary staff liaison with SPIE’s volunteer publications leadership and oversees all editorial board meetings. Regular travel to SPIE and publishing conferences is expected.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in scholarly publishing project management
- Bachelor’s degree in publishing, physical sciences, or equivalent, relevant experience
- Minimum of two years direct supervisory experience preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of scientific/technical publishing conventions including Open Access, electronic publishing formats, and production requirements and methods.
This position may work out of SPIE Headquarters in Bellingham, Washington or remotely with occasional travel to SPIE Headquarters.
Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating how your experience and qualifications match the requirements and why you will be successful in this position to:
Apply online: www.spie.jobs
Mail: SPIE Human Resources, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227
All materials must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020.
SPIE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.