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Product Manager, Digital Journals

Product Manager, Digital Journals

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Leads the delivery of journal branded mobile apps globally on iOS & Android platforms. Initial specific focus will be to roll out and maintain 100-200 individual journal-branded mobile apps for iTunes and Android for US, Europe and International publications in Health & Medical Sciences and as required in Science & Technology journals.


After initially producing mobile apps, this role continuously plans and coordinates 2-4 product upgrades each year working closely with publishers, societies, marketing and the app store. The role ensures high usage by improving product features. Also performs product testing & manages cross organization product-related communications related to rollout and maintenance of mobile apps.


Key Result Area and Main Responsibilities:


Technical Product Rollouts and ongoing enhancements:

• Works directly with development and production teams to create product launch schedules and manage expectations for delivery among stakeholder groups

• Leads weekly product rollout planning meeting and monitors ongoing actions to ensure product launch success

• Manages communications with all stakeholder groups (publishing, marketing, commercial sales, production, customer service, society IT contacts, etc.) through all stages of the project

• Coordinates with various teams to ensure completeness of all facets of the product (e.g product access, pricing, promotional descriptions, advertising setup, etc.)

• Participates in all app testing; is valuable resource in ongoing product development

• Provides publishers and their partners with up-to-date information and toolkits to ensure their full understanding of app features/functionality

• Develops journal website and platform updates to ensure promotion of the app and facilitate successful subscriber access; coordinates these effort with publishing and marketing

Job Requirements

• BA/BS degree

• Grasps technical concepts affecting products which are software based and effectively communicates them broadly to lay audiences

• Ability to lead & influence large cross-functional groups without direct reporting control. Assertive but positive in leading via indirect influence.

• 2+ years in digital journal publishing environment, some experience with mobile apps

• Proficient in all aspects of project management process. Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and handle a range of projects simultaneously within a high-pressure environment

• Relationship management: Manage multiple stakeholders’ expectations.

• Goal oriented team-builder: Sets measureable goals for teams and creates a sense of personal accountability for all team members. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills

• Process driven, highly organized and methodical with excellent time management skills, strong ethics, and understanding of the STM publishing business imperative

• An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization

• Technical skills: MS Office Suite, Acrobat Professional, iTunes. Familiarity with apps on Tablets & smartphones.
Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1-877-734-1938.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID SCI001LR
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Product Manager, Digital Journals


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