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De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin -- and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich -- it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books.
Germany, UK, Ireland, APAC Full-time ab sofort


Our Journals Team manage the publication of high-quality academic journals. In your role as Senior Journals Manager – Linguistics and Humanities, you will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of journals in these and affiliated subjects; leading the proactive management and development of these journals, line management of Journal Managers in affiliated disciplines and fostering the overall program’s sustained growth. It is a customer facing relationship management position, working with academics and societies. This job is a full time role. You can work form our Berlin office, or remote from within Germany, UK, Ireland, Poland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong or the U.S.


  • Leading the growth, development, and smooth running of a key journal subject portfolio
  • Building and sustaining great relationships with our authors, editors and societies, as well as the global scientific research community 
  • Representing De Gruyter at relevant external meetings and events
  • Colleague and line management responsibilities
  • Close collaboration with colleagues across the global business for delivery of KPIs related to the portfolio
  • Working closely with Journal colleagues to develop and implement a strategy for a competitive portfolio
  • Support and improve our Open Access progression


  • Relevant research background or a comparable degree, preferably a Master or Diploma, or extensive experience
  • Previous experience managing a portfolio of (ideally interdisciplinary) journal titles
  • Fantastic communicator adept at networking and effective collaboration with scientists and researchers worldwide
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to question existing assumptions and practices and actively seek solutions
  • Thorough understanding of editors’ and authors’ needs in their publishing activities, including open access
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Can demonstrate due consideration of research communities
  • Passionate about people and their careers
  • German language fluency preferred


  • An exciting professional challenge for one of the innovation drivers of the publishing industry
  • Extensive benefits for a healthy, balanced life and work
  • Time and space for curiosity, learning and development
  • Passionate colleagues in diverse teams
At De Gruyter, we believe in diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunities for everyone. It is our shared goal to create a workplace culture centered around inclusion and belonging.
Ute Linden | Human Resources
Phone: +49(0)3026005200