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Associate Publisher, BMJ Journals
BMJ is looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who will continue to shape Thorax as one of the world’s leading respiratory journals, prioritising originality, rigour and excellence.
The successful candidate will appoint and lead the editorial team, and actively promote and strengthen the journal whilst upholding the highest standards across the journal’s editorial policies and professional practice. You will recognise the need to engage the journal’s audiences at all levels, develop its print and online content, and extend its reach.
About the role
As Editor-in-Chief, your overall responsibility will be for the content and strategy of the journal, with support from an appointed editorial team and BMJ publishing staff. The successful candidate will have stature in the field of respiratory medicine, a distinguished publication record, and experience of working in a senior editorial role on an academic journal.
The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the journal’s co-owners and reports into the management committee. You should expect to spend the equivalent of one day per week on journal activities. The main responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include, but are not limited to:
Applicants need not be based in the UK, and international and joint applications are welcome. An excellent standard of written English will be required.
This is an independent contractor position and the term of office is five years.
To ensure a smooth transition it is envisaged that the new Editor-in-Chief will work alongside the current team for several months before taking up the post fully in August 2022.
How to apply
Please send a full CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your vision for the future of Thorax. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a detailed analysis of the journal as part of the selection process.
Please email your application to: Henry Spilberg, Associate Publisher, BMJ Journals (email@example.com), with the subject line ‘Thorax Editor Recruitment’.
Candidates may approach one of the current Editors-in-Chief for an informal discussion before making an application (Request this by emailing Henry Spilberg).
The deadline for applications is 17:00 BST on 31 May 2021. Interviews will be held remotely via videoconference in June/July 2021.