Serving as the organization’s primary internal leader, the Managing Director will partner with the Vice President to develop and implement the strategic priorities of Gazettes. He/she will report to the President and hold individuals and teams accountable and guide the organization's evolution and growth. According to Gazettes Policy, however, the Managing Director will not interfere in the assessment, selection, or editing of Journal articles.The Managing Director is responsible for:• Attending board meetings and contributing to the development of business plan, objectives and the future plans and ambitions of the organization, which are shaped by the commitment to support Gazettes' mission and vision;• Establishing and executing the publishing strategy for the sixteen Journals, including optimizing revenue growth, editorial quality, cost control and scalable efficiencies;• Working with the Executive Editor and Vice President for developing and monitoring appropriate metrics to track portfolio performance on a regular basis;• Leading the annual budget and forecasting of the journals revenues and costs, and the continued development and optimization of their business models;• Identifying and engaging with external partners to increase submissions and developing business opportunities, while maintaining the integrity of Gazettes' editorial values;• Designing effective marketing and branding campaigns that support organizational objectives, and evaluating and developing opportunities for supporting the Journals through advertising and sponsorship;• Developing strategies for financial sustainability of the sixteen Journals, and for positioning them across global markets and research disciplines;
• Representing Gazettes at industry and academic events, and with external stakeholders and policy makers as needed;
• Ensuring that all relevant new policies, processes, workflows and systems are maximally efficient, harmonized wherever possible and customer-focused;
• Maintaining productive and dynamic relationships with the staff, and collaborating closely with colleagues across Gazettes, ensuring excellent communication so that the teams across functions work towards their core objectives.