Acquisitions Editor, BioMed Central


Beijing or Shanghai
Beijing Office: Ideal Plaze Haidian District
Shanghai Office: Finance Square, 333 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai

Reporting Line 

Report to the Journal Development Manager, Beijing


The role requires close liaison with departments throughout BioMed Central's global offices


 Signing up new journals to grow the BioMed Central portfolio of journals originating from China, including new start-ups, society journals and journals transferring to BMC.
 To be responsible for the success of the journals originating from China through developing and executing journal development plans, optimising the publishing service and commercial opportunities.
 To develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members, society representatives and other contacts located in China.
 To build and maintain an in-depth understanding of the market and contribute to overall company strategy.
 To build up a network of appropriate and high quality contacts in the relevant area to drive development of publishing programme.


 Degree in life sciences or medicine required
 Minimum two years working experience. Scientific editorial/publishing experience is a plus.
 Experience of developing and maintaining productive and friendly relations/partnerships with academic and industry-based scientists.
 Coordination/prioritizing/multi-tasking skills to deliver results
 Strong negotiation and communication skills;
 Preferably experience of presenting information to and conducting discussions with senior academics and representatives of organisations (e.g. learned societies, libraries);
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mandarin is a must;
 Experience of working in a cross culture environment preferred.

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