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Journal Launch Specialist (maternity cover)

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Journal Launch Specialist (maternity cover)

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland · Editorial Office


We are seeking one Journal Launch Specialist for our Lausanne office. The position will provide the successful
candidate with an excellent opportunity to experience a career in academic publishing with an innovative,
technology-driven Open Access publisher. Reporting to the Journal Launch Manager and working closely with other Journal
Development Managers in our Political Science and Psychology journals, the position focuses primarily on the launch of
new sections/journals and on establishing top quality editorial boards. The successful candidate will have direct
access to and regularly communicate with leading researchers around the world to ensure efficient journal content
acquisition and editorial board management during the launch of new sections.

This is a temporary position of 9 months

Application deadline: June 25, 2019


- Working closely with different Journal Development Managers to prepare newly identified sections for launch
- Identifying and reaching out to eminent researchers in different academic areas for Chief Editor positions
- Working with newly appointed Chief Editors to introduce them to Frontiers' policies and assisting them in building
and managing high-profile, academic Editorial Boards
- Onboarding new Associate Editors, pooling research proposals, and creating dynamic Editorial Boards for the section
- Responsible for all administrative tasks ensuring the timely launch of sections online
- Prioritizing every-day tasks effectively in alignment with the overall team goals


- Academic degree in a humanities or social science field
- Related work experience in a commercial or academic environment
- Excellent communication in written and spoken English, including professional and courteous telephone manner and
high attention to details.
- Ability to work independently and make thoughtful decisions without constant supervision
- Previous experience with a publisher with demonstrated project management and research experience an asset
- IT Proficiency with MS Office
- Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines and prioritize varied workload under pressure
- Flexibility and ability to work as a team member

Application Process

Your application should include:

1. A cover letter and resume (as DOC or PDF)
2. The indication of your earliest availability

3. A 300 word summary on the following - "How do you see scientific journal publishing in ten years?-


- 25 days' vacation per year
- Participation into Frontiers annual bonus scheme
- Professional development partnership with Coursera for all
- Plenty of social & fun benefits!

- Christmas party, summer barbecue, monthly happy hour

- Fruits & snacks in the kitchen as well as much tea & coffee as you like

- In-house well-being activities including free weekly yoga

- A huge variety of self-organized activities from ski trips and football to French club

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