RELX Group Senior Publisher – Health & Medical Sciences in New York, New York

Senior Publisher – Health & Medical Sciences


Location: New York, New York, United States

Additional Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Are you keen to work in a truly global, dynamic, and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself further? Are you an experienced, innovative, and proactive team player ready to play a prominent role in the management and development of premier content? This is your opportunity to take your career to the next level!

Within the unique and exciting Health & Medical Sciences (HMS) unit, part of our Science, Technology and Medical Journal (STMJ) Publishing Organization, we are looking for a customer-focused, data-driven, entrepreneurial Senior Publisher.As Senior Publisher, you deliver realization of business plans aimed at the management and development of a portfolio in line with the overall STMJ strategy and objectives. You will manage and develop a complex portfolio of proprietary and society journals and related products and services in medical specialties such as pathology and ophthalmology.

To excel in this role, you understand the importance of maintaining a strong network both internally and externally, and you are able to be an equal partner to editors, authors, and societies. Based on your experience within the publishing industry, you can also easily participate in complex industry discussions with high-level stakeholders. Furthermore, you demonstrate the ability to work independently and focus on being a lead example to Publishers and Associate Publishers. You will report to a Vice President/Publishing Director based in New York.

Your main responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the journal product portfolio with emphasis on content growth and quality strategy. Development also includes achieving the right balance of open access articles within the portfolio.

  • Overseeing and where necessary guiding negotiation of editorial and society contracts.

  • Make an immediate impact and build and maintain a strong network with the various stakeholders.

  • Manage communities of scholars both through travel and increasingly digital channels.

  • Maintain full awareness of trends in STMJ publishing regarding data, peer review, and dissemination.

  • Participate in projects that run across STMJ. This could be related to a pilot of a new product, service, or business model or to improving certain processes within Elsevier.

What you should bring

  • University degree and 5-8 years relevant STM publishing experience

  • Performance, results orientation and project management

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and team player

  • Networking and negotiation skills

  • Business acumen

This job requires travelling 6-8 weeks per year, predominantly in North America and Europe.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

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 employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or