Journal Development/ Editorial Specialist

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland · Editorial Office


We are seeking one experienced Journal Development Specialist for our Lausanne office, ideally with a background in Neurology/Psychiatry. The position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to continue their career in scientific publishing with an innovative, technology-driven Open Access publisher. The nature of this position will challenge the usual scope of duties of editorial assistants and we hope to receive applications from individuals who would like to experience working in an efficient 21st century journal development team.

Under the supervision of a Journal Manager and working closely with other editorial staff, the position focuses on the operational aspect of journal management. The successful candidate will have direct access to and regularly communicate with world’s leading researchers and clinicians to ensure efficient journal operations and will participate actively in different editorial strategies.

Key responsibilities


  • 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

    Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the EU (Schengen area).

    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?”

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