Publishing Editor, Journals

Company : The Royal Society of Chemistry
Location : Cambridge
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The Royal Society of Chemistry is looking for a Publishing Editor to work in our Journals Publishing department, where we publish journals which are read by the chemical science community worldwide. This is a great opportunity to work with our dynamic in-house editorial teams and external researchers to ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes high impact journals with the best science. The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 45 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services. Our international publishing portfolio covers the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. As a Publishing Editor the main purpose of your role is to contribute to the growth and quality of your team’s journals through the day-to-day operation of the peer review and publication processes for journal articles submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry.You will be a critical part of the whole publishing process and will work with external researchers/Associate Editors in a varied role where you will use your scientific knowledge daily to select the highest quality science for publication, providing excellent customer service to our authors and reviewers. We are looking for the following: Essential:An honours degree in science, or relevant equivalent experienceExcellent communication skills interacting with internal and external colleaguesStrong organisational and time-management skills together with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlinesGood attention to detailProven ability to work well as a teamA proactive approach to problem solvingExperience of using computers for email, file manipulation and word processingDesirable:Experience in STM publishing Download the full job description. *We offer a competitive Salary Progression Scheme for this role. On successful completion of probation (~6 months service) the salary will increase to £30,375, through to candidates with three years' experience in this role with good performance can expect to be earning circa £33,000 per annum.