Project Leader – Academic journals

Permanent, Full-time


Newgen Publishing UK is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. Part of the Newgen KnowledgeWorks group, we provide UK-based editorial and project management services to academic, education and ELT publishers, managing everything from concept to product delivery.

We are currently looking for an experienced and proactive Project Leader to join our busy production editorial department and to come and work on a new, high-profile journals account. Reporting to the Academic Director, this exciting and varied role will involve initial hands-on project management of the journals from manuscript submission through to final files, before helping to build and manage a small team, and will be vital to the company in ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality digital (and some print) projects for our customer.

This role can be based in our office in Stroud, UK, or from home. Newgen Publishing UK is an open-minded employer and flexible working options will be considered.

£30,000–£33,000* depending on experience.


  • Initial hands-on project management of a key account’s journals through editorial and production.
  • Build, manage and support a small team of project managers and copyeditors, delivering to or exceeding KPIs including quality, budget and schedule.
  • Take a leading role in training your team members in the knowledge, skills and approaches to work required.
  • Monitor capacity within your team and raise any concerns with the Academic Director.
  • Work closely with the typesetting and technology teams to ensure the customer is receiving a high-quality service.
  • Provide client-facing account management, including reporting to customers and attending meetings, online or in person, as required.
  • Be a point of escalation for issues that either the publisher or your team may have.
  • Attend regular account reviews with the Academic Director.
  • Take ownership of the budget for the account that you manage, controlling costs and helping to drive sales figures.
  • Involvement in workflow efficiency and innovation within the account managed.
  • Help to drive the implementation of new technology and platforms.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum 4 years' relevant experience in STM or academic publishing, preferably in a journal's operation.
  • A strong aptitude and enthusiasm for coaching, mentoring and motivating others.
  • A high aptitude for excellent customer service.
  • Good judgement and a strong business sense.

Deadline: 21 September 2022

*Note this is a UK salary for onshore employees – anyone employed offshore for this role will be offered in-line with other offshore-based employees working for us, or it will be based upon competitive local salaries if we have no one already working for us in that country.

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