Project Manager (60-100%)

Karger Publishers is a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland. Connecting and advancing health sciences since 1890, Karger has been continuously evolving, keeping pace with the current developments and shifts in research and publishing. The publishing house is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians and patients with publications of high-quality content and services in health sciences. Karger Publishers has 240 employees and is present in 15 countries around the globe.

For the Editorial Development unit within the “Labs” arm of Karger Publishers, focusing on strategy and innovation, we are looking for a motivated person to join our organization as a

Project Manager (60-100%)

Reporting to the Head of Editorial Development, you will be working independently within an agreed strategic framework to drive and manage innovative products and projects in collaboration with Publication Managers to support innovation in Editorial Development.


This multifaceted role includes:

  • Supporting the drive for new needs-driven products in Editorial Development, including in non-publication products and all stages of the research cycle
  • Independently managing existing innovative products and projects including liaising with internal stakeholders, trouble shooting, and monitoring progress towards defined targets in collaboration with Publication Managers
  • Drafting reports and strategic plans regarding innovation in Editorial Development for key decision-makers including the Portfolio Circle
  • Performing market analyses assessing opportunities, challenges, and competitors in collaboration with the Publishing Specialist- Market & Publishing Analytics, Publication Managers, SIV, Community Relations, Business Insights
  • Representing and promoting innovative products and Karger to external stakeholders
  • Setting up and fostering communities and networks of influencers, related to innovative products managed, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Point person for project management in Editorial Development within the Unit and for other Karger departments, including participation to internal Taskforces, if appropriate

Qualification and experience required:

  • University degree in life or health sciences
  • Previous experience in scientific publishing (in editorial or product management roles strongly preferred)
  • Similar experience with early-stage innovative product development preferred
  • Previous experience working in a matrix across several departments
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English (German a plus)
  • A collaborative, proactive, and problem-solving mindset
  • Highly organized, outstanding attention to detail and ability to work under time pressure

What we offer:

  • Modern offices that contribute to innovation and collaboration
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous remote work arrangements
  • Centrally located workplace
  • 40 working hours per week
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • A work environment where personal development and responsibility are highly valued
  • Benefits of the Swiss social system


If you would like to take on the challenge this role presents, we look forward to receiving your application.