Editorial / Publishing Director eager to contribute extensive talents toward supporting a dynamic scientific, technical, medical (STM) publication in achieving goals and objectives.
Excel in managing full spectrum of publication operations inclusive of budgeting, profit and loss management, editorial scheduling, staffing, team-building and leadership, and project coordination.
Proficiency in establishing and steering publication s vision, strategy, and overall performance.
Adept at directing, mentoring and supporting staff in acquisitions and content development, consistently maintaining conformance to top-notch editorial standards.
Outstanding blend of planning, communication, problem solving and multi-tasking expertise.
Extremely versatile; quickly adapt to new roles, responsibilities, and environments.
Self-directed, resourceful, and dependable with a solid reputation for professionalism, integrity, and keen attention to deadlines.
Thrive on challenges and perform effectively under pressure.
Reliably ensure delivery and accountability of all projects within specifications, timelines and budgets.
The New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, 2009 to Present
Director and Executive Editor, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Spearhead editorial and publishing operations for 32 annual volumes of an international STM journal in print and online.
Apply dynamic leadership capabilities toward overseeing efforts of 100+ editors and authors, directing staff of eight, and navigating full-scope editorial process including policy development, acquisition of titles, and defining performance metrics.
Cost-effectively administer $3M annual budget while driving revenue growth and profitability.
Hold full accountability for journal's editorial content to ensure accuracy and integrity.
Plan, create, implement and continuously evaluate strategic plans to grow publication, increase revenues, and expand reader base.
Successfully surpass goals such as volume turnaround time, budget adherence, online usage of content, and impact and immediacy factors.
Frequently explore, identify and leverage process improvements to strengthen content quality, cost containment, and fulfillment.
Decisively steer acquisition of society affiliations, negotiate editor and society contracts, and oversee divestment or closure of unsuccessful products/services.
Proactively research and uncover new market needs and business opportunities.
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Professional Experience continued
Nature Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2005 to 2008
Senior Editor, Nature Immunology
- Critically evaluated submitted research papers for publication in multidisciplinary journal covering areas such as innate immunity, cellular and systemic immunity, vaccines, immune tolerance, autoimmunity, etc.
- Coordinated refereeing process, selected and commissioned review material, held editorial oversight, and fostered cooperative relationships with department team members and authors.
- Traveled to scientific conferences to monitor, anticipate and remain aware of developments in research.
- Established, nurtured and maintained cohesive relationships with key members of scientific community.
- Facilitated editorial decisions regarding submissions requiring peer review.
- Enforced compliance with writing and editing standards and guidelines to ensure clarity of manuscripts accepted for publication.
Columbia University, New York, NY, 1999
Associate s Degree in Biology
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards:
Fellow, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2002 to 2005
Richard C. Parker Award, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1999
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2000 to 2005
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University, 1999 to 2000
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I am currently seeking a career opportunity as a Editorial or Publishing Director and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you a solid background in directing editorial and publishing activities for an STM journal, significant staff management experience, and a strong blend of talents in budget administration, policy development, workflow scheduling, and maintaining quality assurance and control. To complement these qualifications, I offer consummate organizational, multi-tasking, time management, and interpersonal skills which are paramount as a Editorial or Publishing Director.
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