ABOUT SAGE Ocean
Social research is changing as a result of the availability of new forms of data, including “big data”. SAGE wants to accelerate this change by working with the social science community to help them tackle the key challenges they face. To do this, we set up an innovation incubator, SAGE Ocean, to create a suite of new products and services to ensure that every social science researcher has the skills and tools they need to work effectively with big data and new technology.
Do you care about how the data revolution can impact social research? Do you want to work in start-up mode whilst having the benefits of working within a large organisation? Do you want to build new products and services that will change the way social research is done?
We are seeking a Head of SAGE Campus to join the SAGE Ocean innovation team. The Head of SAGE Campus will be responsible for defining and leading the strategy for our newly launched product, SAGE Campus, an online learning platform that teaches social science researchers the skills they need to work with big data.
This is an opportunity to work on stuff that matters in a fast-paced team focused on using lean principles to rapidly understand the needs of researchers, and to use those insights to develop products and services that will best serve their needs.
The Head of SAGE Campus will be responsible for leading the development of SAGE Campus, and will manage the SAGE Campus content team and elearning teams. The Head of SAGE Campus will be responsible for setting out and delivering on the future strategy for SAGE Campus, including refining the product offering, the business model, the course development process and the shape of the team.
The Head of SAGE Campus will need to build strategic partnerships with key players in the data science and social science community and spot opportunities in the area of skills training more generally for SAGE Ocean. The position involves frequent interaction with academics as well as a close working relationship with the wider SAGE Ocean team, and therefore communication skills must be excellent.
Journal development, including (but not limited to) content development via article commissioning, original research article solicitation (e.g. via Special Collections, including management of Guest Editors); managing Peer Review, including final decision making; active referral (including acting as Discipline Lead on the SAGE Transfer Desk); launching new Therapeutic Advances and other journal titles and managing and rebranding titles to join the TA series; Managing existing Therapeutic Advances and open access titles.