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Deputy Editor

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About the role:

Wiley’s prestigious life sciences portfolio is looking for dynamic and ambitious individuals to join the team in the role of Deputy Editor. You will use your background in scientific research, your knowledge of the publishing landscape, and your strong communication and networking skills to drive the strategic development of one or more journals, raising the profile and visibility of those journal(s) in the community, and attracting new authors and content. The Deputy Editor will be involved in the peer review process and decision-making of submitted manuscripts and ensures adoption of best practices and highest ethical standards in publishing.

How you will make an impact:

  • Strategically develop one or more journals, together with the Editor in Chief, from scientific and publishing perspectives within the context of the broader life sciences journals portfolio.

    • Establish and maintain a strong network of scientists who are the journals’ authors, peer reviewers and board members.

    • Leverage your network, knowledge of the subject area and its development, and desk research skills to drive content acquisition and submissions growth.

    • Represent Wiley and the life sciences portfolio at conferences and through in-person and virtual outreach activities at universities and research institutes.

    • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to develop the journal portfolio.

    • Contribute to the editorial evaluation, peer review, and decision making for manuscripts submitted to several journals.

    • Collaborate with manager and colleagues to establish a team culture of trust, respect and high performance.

What we are looking for:

  • A PhD degree in macroecology, biogeography or phylogeography (or a related discipline), with an excellent research background and a strong understanding of recent trends and developments.

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, with a flexible and innovative approach to problems and a focus on defining and achieving outcomes.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting and achieve results through personal influence and engagement.

  • A self-motivated, diplomatic, and flexible approach with outstanding organizational and time management skills and an excellent command of the English language (both written and verbal).

  • A strong understanding of scientific publishing, including commissioning and the peer-review process. Prior experience in the publishing industry is highly desired.

  • A keen interest in science and science communication and strong desire to advocate for innovations in publishing and open research.

  • Confidence to present and represent the journal portfolio at conferences and through institute visits, nurture existing contacts and develop new networks, including the willingness to travel.

About Wiley

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Wiley may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: our people. We are willing to challenge the status quo, move the needle, and be innovative. Wiley’s headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations across the globe in more than 40 countries.

We are committed to fair, transparent pay, and we strive to provide competitive compensation in addition to a comprehensive benefits package. The range below represents Wiley’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the base pay for this role at the time of posting roles either in the UK or USA. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall within the range, however the ultimate salary offered for this role may be higher or lower and will be set based on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to, geographic location, skills, and competencies. Wiley proactively displays target base pay range for UK and USA based roles. 



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