Editor and Project Manager (m/f/o) with focus on international medical journals

  • Mobiles Arbeiten in Deutschland
  • Stuttgart
  • Project Management, Product Management
  • Part time
  • Published: 2024-03-12
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Job ID: 1214

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Editor/Project Manager to join the global Thieme Science business unit.
Are you eager to support shaping our journal portfolios and grow our journal business strategically?
Do you want to play an active role facilitating our ‘Commit to Open Access’ strategy, supporting our journal portfolios together with great colleagues? Do you have an innovative mindset and describe yourself as a team player and problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and experience in scientific publishing and in the open access ecosystem? Then no need to read further - please contact us, apply, and join the transformation activities in our Thieme Science medical journal team.
This is a great opportunity for a dedicated individual to be part of a strategically relevant team and contribute to the development of best-in-class and scalable workflows in a rapidly evolving scientific publishing landscape.


Thieme  is a leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health. Employing more than 1,000 staff, the family-owned company develops products and services in digital and other media for the medical and chemistry sectors. Operating internationally with offices in 11 cities worldwide, the Thieme Group works closely with a strong network of experts and partners. The products and services are based on the high-quality content of Thieme's 200 journals and 4,400 books. With solutions for professionals, Thieme supports relevant information processes in research, education, and patient care. Medical students, physicians, nurses, allied health specialists, hospitals, health insurance companies and others interested in health and healthcare are at the focus of Thieme´s activities. The mission of the Thieme Group is to provide these markets with precisely the information, services, and products they need in their specific work situation and career.

Department: Thieme Science 
Start: as soon as possible
Contract duration: unlimited
Working hours: part time (70 - 80 %)


  • Portfolio management: Supporting the Executive Editor in developing and managing the existing journals’ portfolio, in new launches or in the acquisition of new international, medical journals.
  • Journal development: Implementation of journal development plans aligned with our Thieme Science strategy and the journal portfolio strategy. Enforcing set strategies, setting-up activities and prioritize accordingly with external (Editorial Boards) and internal stakeholders (e.g. peer review support,  journal editorial offices, production and marketing, finance, customer support, sales, policy, OA support…).
  • Content acquisition: Acquisition of high-quality content through implementation of article commissioning plans.
  • Performance management: Ensuring the journal’s performance along defined targets and KPIs. Conducting market observations and support the Executive Editor in data analysis and reports to secure a data driven approach relevant for managing journals.
  • Quality and improvement: Continuous quality management and improvement of journal standards. Maintain publishing quality, ethics and standards including but not limited to research integrity and policies.
  • Networking, research community: Main contact person for our editors and authors when it comes to managing themed issues and timelines and supporting and steering the editorial office. Organizing, preparing and supporting Editorial Board Meetings including managing some administrative tasks, e.g. invitations and contracts. Working with society partners and supporting their needs and workflows as required.
  • Social media: Supporting social media activities e.g. managing different media channels, setting up newsletters or updating websites.
  • Collaboration: close and coordinated collaboration with colleagues within the international Thieme Science Unit located in Stuttgart, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, New Delhi, and Beijing as well as with colleagues in Production, Marketing, Institutional Sales etc.


  • PhD or master’s degree preferably in life sciences or medicine
  • Experience in the international academic publishing industry, ideally in an open access environment
  • Excellent communications skills in English and German language, written and spoken
  • You have an above-average degree of self-organization as well as sovereign time and schedule management skills
  • Strongly collaborative team worker, comfortable with co-ownership of shared goals and with a high level of personal accountability
  • You have excellent Microsoft Office and other relevant software skills
  • You are highly motivated and willing and able to travel

Our offer

  • We provide a collaborative and empowering work environment
  • We value winning ideas and a proactive attitude
  • Our Thieme Academy provides individual training opportunities
  • You will work in a reputable and employee-friendly family business that encourages open communication
  • We expect a hybrid work setup upon return to our offices; we are open to other arrangements as well
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