• Editorial Coordinator

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/03/2018 14:54)
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    Salary Max
    GBP £28,800.00/Yearly
    Pay Band
  • Job Scope

    Reports to: Senior Publishing Editor

    Line manages: N/A

    Location: Publishing section

    Standard hours: 35 per week

    Duration: This maternity cover appointment will commence asap, until February 2019 (or earlier should the post-holder return)


    The primary objectives of The Royal Society’s publishing operation are to disseminate high-quality science, to make a positive contribution to the reputation of the Society and to generate a surplus to be used by the Society for the good of science. The Editorial Co-ordinator will ensure that high quality and relevant science is published in the Royal Society’s journals in order to meet these objectives and contribute to the development of the journals programme.


    • Ensuring sufficient approved content for each issue, on schedule to allow weekly publication.
    • Manage submission, peer review and post-acceptance process ensuring high quality and relevant science is published in the Society’s journals whilst maintaining high quality service levels.
    • Actively improve receipt to decision, and receipt to acceptance times.
    • Recruitment of peer review referees.
    • In consultation with the senior publishing editor, identify appropriate scientific disciplines from which to solicit submissions.
    • Manage electronic editorial systems provide customer care, and support authors, referees and editors.
    • Manage post-acceptance process ensuring material of high integrity is supplied to the production department.
    • Contribute to the development of the content, workflow, processes and promotion of Society’s journals.
    • Support the senior publishing editor and publisher in ensuring that wider scientific, organisational and business objectives are achieved.
    • Contribute to efforts to market the journals published by the Royal Society.

    Key Knowledge and Skills Required


    • Degree in scientific subject
    • Excellent communication and networking skills to work effectively with scientists, editors, board members, the fellowship and officers of the royal society and in-house staff.
    • High levels of organisational skills needed to manage multiple projects


    • Previous publishing experience
    • Knowledge of video editing software
    • Knowledge of LaTeX



    ·        Works unsupervised and can motivate self

    ·        Produces results under pressure

    ·        Can manage in stressful situations

    ·        Pushes for the best results



    Working with others

    ·        Contributes ideas and identifies opportunities to work with others both within the team and across the organisation

    ·        Willing to provide feedback to sectional colleagues when requested

    ·        Produces succinct presentations and papers for senior colleagues

    ·        Understands when to seek senior advice on potentially delicate negotiations

    Resource management

    ·        Makes the best of internal/external resources and coordinates well with external partners to best meet the needs of the Society

    ·        Builds contingency into projects taking into account possible outside factors

    ·        Sets and monitors performance against quality and results orientated targets.

    ·        Focuses on both short and long-term goals


    Critical thinking

    ·   Determines and clarifies the exact requirements of any situation

    ·   Checks information for accuracy and raises concerns if information is inaccurate

    ·   Extracts the key points succinctly, clearly and accurately

    ·        Puts forward suggestions for improvement concerning current processes or systems

    ·        Tries different ways of doing things to get the best results



    ·        Overcomes obstacles and is not deterred by setbacks; checks assumptions and first principles and works out alternative approaches

    ·        Reacts proactively to new challenges and works in a flexible manner to produce solutions

    ·        Provides feedback and participates in discussions surrounding new ideas approaches or projects


    Managing people and relationships

    ·        Delegates effectively, setting clear expectations and authority

    ·        Monitors results and feedbacks to team on a regular basis

    ·        Recognises others’ contributions and acknowledges their limits

    ·        Helps others to identify ways to improve their performance

    ·        Prioritises supervisory responsibilities and carries them out in a timely fashion

    ·        Understands and can identify client/stakeholder/staff needs and looks for opportunities to improve their experiences


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