Publisher (m/f/d) 80-100%

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Publisher to join our business development team. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in launching new journals, journal acquisition and transfers of society journals. This new role is a permanent and full-time position based in our Basel office.

As Publisher you will:

  • Drive the expansion of MDPI journal portfolio (through new acquisitions, takeovers of society journals, new journal launches either MDPI-owned or society-owned)
  • Negotiate contract terms and contribute to MDPI journal tender proposals
  • Build and maintain a strong network of external stakeholders (editors, authors, societies, research institutes)
  • Contribute to the development of journals’ related products (books, services)
  • Represent MDPI at publishing and scientific conferences
  • Advocate for MDPI and the open access model in general
  • Responsible for content development, showing innovative approaches
  • Participate in various projects and initiatives that are run across the journals and the company

Our ideal candidate:

  • At least 5 – 7 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Strong scientific or publishing background with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience in open access publishing is an asset
  • Strategic outlook to journal development
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Team leader with the capability to work in a dynamic and multicultural working environment


If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Diversity & Inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply.