Job description

Joining our Publishing Department as a graduate you will undergo a programme of structured training and development guided by experienced mentors within your team. As a Publishing Editor the main purpose of your role is to contribute to the growth and quality of the journals through the day-to-day operation of the peer review, editing and publication processes for journal articles submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

This is a great opportunity to work with dynamic journal teams and researchers to ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high impact journals with the best science. You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process from initial submission through to final publication as well as providing support to Associate Editors or commissioning journal covers. This is a varied role in which you will use your scientific knowledge daily to communicate the latest research to the chemical science community worldwide. An essential part of your role will be to provide excellent customer service to our authors and reviewers. Read our Publishing Editor blog to find out more about what our Publishing Editors do.

We offer a competitive salary progression scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (six months service) the salary will increase to £28,623, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £32,000 per annum.

Company information

With over 50,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

Person requirements

  • Experience of using computers for electronic mail, internet, file manipulation and word processing is essential,
  • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines,
  • Good attention to detail,
  • A proactive approach to problem solving is required,
  • Good communication skills in interacting with internal and external contacts are essential,
  • Proven ability to work well as a team,
  • Postgraduate experience and/or practical experience in STEM publishing would be an asset.

Qualifications and experience requirements

A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) is essential

Accepted degree subjects

chemistry

Salary

£25,761

26 days paid holiday per annum, 35 hour working week, group personal pension scheme, free life assurance

Location

Cambridge

Contract and working hours

Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 120

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 24/10/2018

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