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Managing Editor, Point of Care

Managing Editor, Point of Care (HEA000W0) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Purpose:
Work with the VP, PoC to manage the entire content development process and digital production process for the PoC content portfolio. Responsible for commissioning new and updated content and establishing timeline for submission, based on specialty prioritization and PoC portfolio analysis. Individual will organize the developmental editing capability for the PoC product and establish an optimal and efficient workflow; set up and maintain an external peer review system; provide liaison with other knowledge resource developers both inside and outside Elsevier; participate in research to guide development of new products and features; and direct all other activities of the PoC editorial office, including ongoing CMS requirements.

Key Result Areas

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Content/author acquisition
• Commission specific and unique content for PoC content portfolio.
• Recruit and manage medial writers and authors and assist in recruiting external editors.
• Prepare contracts and other relevant material for authors.
• Track performance and maintain relationships with authors and editors.
• Manage schedule and budget for acquisition of new content.

Coordination of internal & external content workflows.
• Define and manage optimal and efficient content workflows for and adherence to content delivery objectives.
• Recruit external peer reviewers.
• Create written guidelines for review process.
• Maintain database of reviewers and authors; track performance and adherence to deadlines.
• Manage schedule and budget for content creation and review processes.
• Schedule regular process and progress meetings of editorial staff.
Coordination of internal content management process, including digital production and evolving CMS processes.
• Oversee entire editorial process to assure quality content and output.
• Establish guidelines, templates and schedules and ensure adherence to same.
• Ensure clear information to stakeholders regarding specification, standards, costs, and deadlines
• Schedule regular process meetings and training of editorial staff.
External relationships
• Help initiate and maintain relationships with external collaborators and customers.
• Maintain relationships with editorial board members through regular contact.
• Participate in gathering user feedback and analyzing results.
Communication/Inter-Departmental Liaison
• Keep VP, PoC and Project Manager informed of all aspects of content, feature, and functional development.
• Maintain communication with other Elsevier electronic product managers to facilitate integration of content.
• Meet regularly with personnel in other departments, including information technology, marketing, communications and others as required.
Derivative Product Development
• Assist VP, PoC and others in developing derivative products from point-of-care, e.g. apps and mobile products.

Key Competencies:
Interpersonal Skills: Strong organizational, managerial and leadership skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent editorial and developmental editing skills.
Creative and flexible approach to problem solving; resourceful; unflappable. Attention to details. Ability to foresee and avert problems.
Able to manage physician authors and work with them professionally,
Ability to manage complex projects and work to tight deadlines.
Fosters teamwork and cooperation.
General Knowledge and Technical Skills: Knowledge of publishing process.
Experience in managing a team and in managing authors.
Knowledge of medical and surgical sciences
Knowledge and experience in communication with health providers and those in the institutional market
Familiarity with electronic products and acceptable formants for digital text and art.
Knowledge of XML, eProduction and eworkflow processes, digital authoring tools, content management.

Required Education and Experience: B.A. /B.S in English, Science or related area; 5 or more years in publishing/digital publishing. Minimum of 3 years as a Developmental Editor. Management experience required.