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Managing Editor

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

This is an amazing opportunity for a commercially minded Managing Editor wanting to work on prestigious, high impact journals during a dynamic time for our team. 

BJS (formerly the British Journal of Surgery) is one of the world’s leading surgical journals with a high-quality sibling Open Access journal, BJS Open. The Managing Editor role is to provide an excellent level of support to the editor teams of BJS and BJS Open and to ensure timely publication of the journals at a high standard.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Managing the editorial process for manuscripts submitted to the journals, from submission to publication
  • Assuming responsibility for the online submission system
  • Preparing journal and portfolio level reporting
  • Staying abreast of developments in the broad field of surgery, and in the journal’s competitive environment, to assist editors in identifying emerging areas of interest to the journal and potential new developments
  • Preparing and participating in journal editorial board meetings, BJS Society Council meetings, and additional meetings as required
  • Efficiently logging and investigating all ethical issues following COPE guidelines until resolution
  • Line management responsibility for the Associate Managing Editor
  • Managing and monitoring journal expenditure
  • Managing and monitoring the BJS social media feeds

This role can be based remotely from anywhere in the UK.

About You

  • Experience in running the editorial office of a high-profile medical journal
  • Experience with ScholarOne online submission system
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A doctoral degree in a relevant subject area would be beneficial


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidised membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies.

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 11%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts.

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
  • Department:
    Journals UK Editorial - SciMed
  • Closing Date:
    13 August 2020
  • Salary:
    In the region of £35,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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