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Publishing Editor - Graduate

Company Profile

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.

In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.

We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating inclusion and diversity. We understand that the success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people regardless of who they are or their background.

We're working to shape the future of the chemical sciences - for the benefit of science and humanity.

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 are looking for;

  • A good honours degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) is essential,
  • 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 STM publishing would be an asset.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for our upcoming assessment centres.
For this role we recruit all year round and hold start dates throughout the year.

We offer a competitive Salary Progression Scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (~6 months service) the salary will increase to £29,195, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £32,000 per annum. Applications received will be considered for upcoming assessment centres throughout the year.

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