Associate Content Acquisition Specialist

Associate Content Acquisition Specialist

Academic Press Elsevier
2-5 years
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Job Description



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
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 M.Sc. level
At least 2 years relevant experience, preferably in the publishing industry
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