Creative Access
Journal specialist

Journal specialist

locationUnited Kingdom
remoteRemote | Hybrid
ExpiresExpires: 23/08/2022
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Permanent position

Closing date for applications: 22nd August at 11.59pm

Salary: depending on experience


This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who are passionate about Science to contribute to the strategic development & growth of market leading open access journals.

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access. Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

We are seeking enthusiastic and driven Journal Specialists to support our highly successful Publishing Development team. Reporting to the Journal Manager and working closely with other Editorial staff, you will focus on content commissioning & acquisition, strategic journal development and Editorial Board management.



  • Support the Journal Manager in driving journal growth through Editor engagement, development of themed article collections and the launch of new sections, informed by competitor and market analyses
  • Be the primary point of contact for leading researchers around the world, successfully building relationships to acquire quality content for the journals
  • Support building and managing high-profile, academic Editorial Boards
  • Communicate with academic Editors to ensure the timely and on-target execution of journal content acquisition strategies
  • Carry out existing editorial strategies and develop new journal initiatives by recognizing various growth and development opportunities
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure the efficiency and scalability of journal operations


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • A degree or higher in a scientific subject area is preferable with a keen interest in dissemination of research
  • Related work experience in a commercial or academic environment, experience in STM or Academic publishing would be beneficial but is not essential
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English, including excellent telephone manner and high attention to detail
  • Ability to work to ambitious targets, meet tight deadlines and prioritize varied workload under pressure
  • Flexibility and ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work independently and make thoughtful decisions
  • Strong administration skills and fluent proficiency with MS Office applications


To apply

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • The indication of your earliest availability
  • That you found this role through Creative Access

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Media / Communication

Years of experience

  • Junior

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • general knowledge

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