American Physical Society Is Recruiting for a Chief Publications Officer

March 4, 2022

Clarke & Esposito is working with APS to recruit for the newly created role of Chief Publications Officer (CPO). The CPO will provide primary strategic and operational leadership of APS publications, enabling APS to fulfill its mission to “advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.” The CPO is responsible for ensuring the excellence, relevance, and integrity of the journals’ scientific content, enhancing the reach and reputation of APS publications, providing the global scientific community with attractive and competitive options for disseminating their research, and delivering a thriving publishing portfolio. The CPO is expected to continue to build and amplify APS’s position of leadership in creating, producing, marketing, and disseminating the highest-quality scholarly physics information to a global readership.

The CPO is responsible for

  • Strategy: developing and executing publishing strategy; new product and business development; external partnerships and collaborations; and publishing services based on regular review of industry trends and competitor performance
  • Execution: all operational aspects of the journals enterprise, including the editorial process; licensing and related policies on content reuse; platforms for peer review, content delivery, and sales; and all commercial aspects – sales, marketing, etc. – of APS publications and services
  • Leadership: providing operational, cultural, and behavioral leadership consistent with APS’s Core Values: The Scientific Method; Truth and Integrity; Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect; Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration; Speaking Out; and Education and Learning

Please access the full position description below.

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TO APPLY: Please visit the APS website to submit a formal application:

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to advancing and diffusing the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals and scientific meetings, as well as its education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry, in the United States and throughout the world.

APS is an advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physics and publishing communities. Individuals who are members of groups historically underrepresented in, marginalized by, or excluded from academic publishing are encouraged to apply.

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