Journal Development/ Editorial Specialist

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland · Editorial Office


We are seeking six Journal Development Specialists for our Lausanne office, ideally with a background in Microbiology, Plant Science, Psychology, Health (ideally Pediatrics, Veterinary Science or Immunology) and Physical Sciences and Engineering (Energy Research / Robotics & AI portfolio). The position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to experience a career in scientific publishing with an innovative, technology-driven Open Access publisher.

Reporting to the Journal Manager and working closely with other editorial staff, the position focuses on the operational aspect of journal development. The successful candidate will have direct access to and regularly communicate with leading researchers around the world to ensure efficient journal content acquisition, editorial board management, and participate actively in devising editorial strategies.

Key responsibilities


  • Academic degree focusing on plant science, neuroscience, microbiology or related areas
  • 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

    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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