Reports to: Senior Publishing Editor
Line manages: N/A
Location: Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Standard hours: 35 per week
Payband: C, £30,110.40
The Royal Society, the UK’s premier scientific body, has a dynamic and growing publishing operation and, as part of our strategic development, we wish to appoint an Editorial Co-ordinator.
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 content is published in the Royal Society’s journals in order to meet these objectives and contribute to the development of the journals’ programme.
We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and a strong interest in all aspects of science.
This role will provide support to one or more Royal Society journals. The post holder will play a key role in working with authors and editors to ensure the high quality of published papers. They will be involved in the assessment of papers submitted for publication, including the peer-review process, and assisting with the development of our prestigious journals. A first degree in a scientific subject is essential, and some experience in scientific publishing is desirable.
Please submit a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV (no more than two pages). The covering letter and CV should clearly outline the following:
- Why you would like to work for the Royal Society?
- Why this role specifically appeals to you?
- How your background and skills are suited to this role?
Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed.