Royal Society of New Zealand

Programme Manager: Publishing, London

Royal Society of New Zealand

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 16-11-2016


New Zealand

Work type:

The Royal Society of New Zealand is looking for a Programme Manager – Publishing, to contribute to the ongoing development of the publishing activity and work towards positioning the journals at the forefront of their respective communities.

Our organization:

The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent statutory organization that advances and promotes science, technology and the humanities in New Zealand. We promote, invest in and celebrate excellence in people and ideas, and we use our expert networks to provide evidence-based advice and insights into important issues for the community and government. The Royal Society of New Zealand values diversity in its workplace.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring all journals have an adequate number of editors in relevant subject areas and recruit editors when necessary
  • Managing editor workloads
  • Monitoring editors to ensure that all manuscripts are being managed efficiently and follow up where work is outstanding
  • Monitoring copy-flow for journals – ensure enough to fill all journal issues
  • Managing special issue workflows
  • Overseeing activities of in-house publishing coordinator
  • Managing marketing and promotional activities for journals, including conference attendance
  • Outreach activities – giving seminars to early career researchers on the publishing process
  • Managing publishing budget
  • Keeping abreast of international scholarly publishing trends, competitor strategies, author needs and behaviours, technological developments, international scholarly publisher scene.

Our ideal applicant will have:

  • Experience in the academic publishing environment, including a working familiarity with online journal submission systems/databases (ScholarOne, Editorial Manager or similar).
  • Knowledge of the research environment in NZ or overseas.
  • Experience in relationship management, staff management and project management.

The level of appointment will be according to experience and skills.
Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Job Description:

Full job description available to download here: Programme Manager Publishing Job Description(PDF, 284 kB)
The role is 37.5 hours a week and Wellington based.

To Apply:
Your covering letter and current CV should be emailed to
For all enquiries:

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 16 November 2016.

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