Associate Publishing Content Specialist - Chennai

Experience : 0 to 3 Years
Location : Chennai
Job Role : HR
Posted on 05 Oct 20
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Job DescriptionLast Date 03 Dec 20
Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider of professional information solutions, operating in 3 core markets: Science & Medical, Legal, and Business-to-Business Reed Elsevier is active in Europe, Latin America, the USA and Asia Pacific, which it considers its most important growth market

Elsevier is a division of Reed Elsevier and a world leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information serving more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide and publishing more than 20,000 products and services globally Electronic Publishing plays an important and growing role in the product mix and Elsevier offers a wide range of online solutions which complement the print products

Job Purpose

Acquire, develop and project manage high quality topical and special issues and related bulk revenue according to targets; Develop and maintain relations with editors, (potential) guest editors and authors; Provide process guidance and timely status information to all stakeholders for all special issues and review articles in the assigned portfolio from idea to production stages; Deliver positive contribution to overall team performance and process improvements

Key Result Areas 

Develop and project manage high quality topical and special issues according to targets;
  • Create actionable acquisition, publication and bulk sales plans in line with targets under supervision of publisher and team leader
  • Suggest sensible topics for special issues by surveying editorial board members, researching Scopus, researching competing journals, researching community and society websites, researching conference programs, participating in editorial board meetings and promoting the special issue program, also use Scival, Mendeley, Altmetrics for arriving at suitable topics and potential Guest Editors
  • Execute on publication plans
  • Monitor special content quality by tracking citations and downloads in comparison with regular content in publishing portfolio
  • Feedback quality reports to publisher, editors and guest editors as indicators of success and input for further portfolio strategy planning
  • Participate in editorial board meetings from time to time
  • Take full ownership and manage the publication process for special issues by tracking progress, guiding and chasing guest editors and authors, anticipating potential barriers and solving issues
  • Ensure all special issues are published in time and in accordance to publication schedules and targets
  • Actively manage special issue publication budget towards year end
Develop and maintain relations with editors, (potential) guest editors and authors as well as internal stakeholders
  • Maintain excellent communications with journal editors, guest editors and authors
  • Establish productive collaboration with publishers
  • Act as single-point of contact for special content on all non-
  • production related matters for all stakeholders, internally and
  • externally
Provide process guidance and timely status information to all stakeholders for all special issues and review articles in the assigned portfolio from idea to production stages;
  • Liaise with guest editors and review authors to confirm topic coverage, formats, and timelines, once the special issue / review proposal is accepted by publisher and editors
  • Generate special issue contracts and get these signed and stored
  • Send out thank you notes to guest editors and authors upon project completion
  • Set up EES system for special content
  • Maintain the pipeline of special issues and invited review articles by timely and accurately recording progress in SID/JCI
  • Liaise with journal managers and local supplier managers for production and dispatch matters
  • Oversee invoicing of bulk deals
Deliver positive contribution to overall team performance and process improvements
  • Actively contribute to and participate in special content development initiatives such as further workflow improvement, participating in internal workshops, Non Solus updates, team meetings, etc
  • Pro-actively flag areas for improvement in relation to special content acquisition and publication
Key Competencies

Elsevier Competencies 

Displays High Integrity and Honesty: Always follows rules and does what is expected; does what s/he says s/he will do; remembers commitments and promises; is honest and ethical in decision making; is trusted by others to do the right thing; is fair and honest in how s/he treats others

Drives for Results: Works hard to achieve objectives; stays focused on key commitments; looks to overcome obstacles or barriers to performing; works with others to achieve joint goals

Takes Initiative: Volunteers for new job responsibilities or projects; identifies areas within own role that could be improved; notices and acts on opportunities to contribute more without being asked

Technical / Professional Expertise: Develops and demonstrates core technical and professional skills required for own discipline; develops and applies understanding of business context (including products, processes, culture and values); develops and applies knowledge of the markets in which function operates

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues: Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems; is able to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions; effectively manages day –to-day issues and problems without intervention

Communicates powerfully and prolifically : Shares information relevant to own role; demonstrates effective conversational skills, including active listening and questioning; participates in team presentations

Collaboration and Teamwork : Develops co-operative working relationships within the team; considers how own style affects others and tailors interactions accordingly; looks for ways to develop mutually beneficial relationships across teams

Functional Competencies 

Knowledge of publishing process and related developments

Knowledge and familiarity with JCI, SID, Oxford Abstracts, ScienceDirect, Scopus, EES

Knowledge and ability to work with MS suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project

General Knowledge And Technical Skills

Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

Commercial awareness

Required Education And Experience

Minimum University degree, preferably MSc level

At least 2 years relevant experience, preferably in the publishing industry
  • Associate Publishing Content Specialist - Chennai
  • Experience : 0 to 3
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Interview Type : Face to Face Interview

Job Type : Full Time
Interview Type : Face to Face Interview
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