SSRN, a pre-print social-networking platform serving a broad range of academic disciplines, is seeking a Publishing Director to expand its disciplinary coverage and better serve the SSRN editorial, classification and advisory communities.

  • The role is will give consideration to applicants near an Elsevier office: New York City; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • The role reports to SSRN’s Managing Director.

  • The role has one direct report. The report is responsible for coordinating a group of independent classifiers, who review submitted content and classify them in relevant SSRN journals.

  • The Publishing Director will need to travel approximately 25%. Occasionally travel over a weekend will be required.

Education and Knowledge

  • PhD or advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc, MBA, MLS) X (MLS)
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in some or multiple aspects of the publishing process. X
  • Proven success in managing large groups X
  • Proven success in achieving content acquisition goals X
  • People management experience X
  • Track record of communicating and working with senior management and stakeholders X

Functional Competencies

  • Customer/Market focus X
  • Strategic planning X
  • Budget expertise X
  • Ability to work in matrixed environment X
  • Excel experience X
  • Strong leadership skills including change management, risk taking and management, negotiation, communication, mentoring X

Elsevier competencies Framework

  • Connects the group to the outside world X
  • Displays high integrity and honesty X
  • Collaboration and Teamwork X
  • Establishes stretch goals X
  • Champions Change X