Managing Editor, IEEE Access (E3525) Publishing Operations
IEEE Corporate - Piscataway, NJ

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12 October 2012

Job Code: E3525-11393
Salary Band: KNW-D

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be seriously considered for this position, you MUST email your salary requirements, cover letter and resume via email with job code and title in the subject line to:
Linda Rascher, Senior Vice President
Bert Davis Executive Search.

The desired outcome of this position is to ensure a high-level of success of IEEE's first Open Access mega journal, IEEE Access. He or she will ensure that the publication's web site stays current and makes new information available on a regular basis. The ME will work with IEEE Marketing, Product Management and Product Design to promote this publication to authors and promote the content and increase awareness of the publication. The Managing Editor of IEEE Access is expected to guide and serve the Editorial Board and recommend the type of content that is best suited to meet the goals and objectives of this new publication. The Managing Editor, IEEE Access will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:
  • Advises and assists the volunteer Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board in the strategic planning and execution of IEEE Access' editorial program; the ME will manage the peer review process and peer review systems for this journal in accordance with PSPB's policies and processes that are defined by the Access Editorial Board
  • Interfaces with editorial production staff, and other staff and volunteer organizations within and outside the IEEE for rapid publication
  • Contributes new content to the IEEE Access web site regularly
  • Plans and executes annual IEEE Access Editorial Board Meeting
  • Assists the Senior Director, Publishing Operations in budgeting and forecasts related to the publication
  • Works with IEEE Marketing or other outside promotional organizations to develop a strategy and implement a plan to raise awareness of IEEE Access
  • Recommends and influences the EIC in submitting new board member nominations to PSPB N&A
  • Conducts and analyzes reader surveys and presents results and recommendations to Editorial Board and Senior Director, Publishing Operations

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely allied field of science or technology
  • A minimum of ten years' experience in a technical publishing leadership role is highly desirable and should have extensive subject matter knowledge of electrical engineering theory, applications and professional practices
  • A solid and diverse understanding of the interrelationships and trends of state-of-the-art developments in electrical and computer technology is desired
  • Insight into corporate, academic, and research lab roles in engineering progress is preferred
  • Extensive experience in publication planning, and scheduling, and knowledge of the publications process is critical to keeping the publication current and on schedule
  • Ability to balance editorial consensus of the Editorial Board with the best business interests of the IEEE is necessary
  • The ability to write well and critique other authors/contributors, especially with regard to highly technical and complex proposals, is also a key skill set for this position
  • Valid US passport or other travel credentials in the event of international travel
  • He/She must be a savvy knowledge worker who seeks out technology solutions to business challenges. Specific technology knowledge and experience needed to produce the desired outcomes include the following: must have knowledge of online peer review systems, such as ScholarOne Manuscripts or Aries Editorial Manager are preferred; proficiency in Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and e-mail systems, such as Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, are required

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