Publisher

About KeAi

Combining more than 160 years of knowledge and experience between its founders Chinese Science Publishing & Media and Elsevier, KeAi publishes more than 120 high-quality, fully gold open access, English language journals, spanning all scientific disciplines. Many of these are titles we publish in partnership with prestigious societies and academic institutions, such as the National Nature Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, etc.  

About the job

Are you looking for a dynamic job in academic publishing, working with authors, editors and the research community at large? Then come and join our great team of colleagues at KeAi as a publisher.

1-2 vacancies

Location:

Beijing Office

No. 16, North Street, Donghuangchenggen, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Purpose of the job:

As publisher you are responsible for the maintenance and development of a designated portfolio of international Open Access journals. In addition to safeguarding the portfolio’s reputation and quality, the Publisher will contribute to the team’s ambitious strategy of accelerated content growth as well as the development and positioning of Open Access opportunities.

The ideal candidate has excellent networking skills, strong communication skills, is fluent in Chinese and English and has strong business acumen. The candidate with social science background, especially in economics related area is much preferred.

The role, which is based in Beijing, focuses on the ongoing operational and editorial development of 10+ journals, published in close collaboration and partnership with a variety of leading academic societies. As KeAi grows a level of flexibility will be required to adjust to business priorities but key areas of responsibility include:

  • Managing a portfolio of 10+ Open Access journals across various scientific disciplines
  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key external stakeholders, including editors, authors, society representatives and university leadership
  • Identify and map market needs and business opportunities

Key Result Areas

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Develop the strategy for the portfolio, aligning it with KeAi’s strategies and priorities as well as customers’ requirements and expectations
  • Work with authors, editors and the research community at large to ensure sufficient copy flow of relevant, high quality manuscripts
  • Continuous quality control and monitoring of all aspects of day-to-day editorial, production and publishing operations and actively address improvements where required
  • Meet portfolio related objectives with regards to content growth, citations, and publishing speed, among others
  • Provide marketing input to the marketing plans for the portfolio and KeAi’s strategies
  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key external stakeholders, including editors, authors, society representatives and university leadership
  • Develop the strategy for the portfolio, aligning it with KeAi’s strategies and priorities as well as customers’ requirements and expectations

General Competencies:

  • Technical and Professional Expertise: knowledge of the publishing process and relevant market developments, excellent networking skills
  • Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
  • Innovative attitude
  • Teamwork and collaboration: self starter, can work independently, but collaborates well with colleagues and customers

General Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree/PhDin a scientific field (social science background, especially in economics related area will be an advantage)  
  • research or professional publishing experience
  • Experience of working in an international company
  • Excellent Chinese and English language skills (written and oral)

Apply for this Position:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to office@keaipublishing.com or liuxiaoying@keaipublishing.com

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