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Editorial Assistant (12-month Fixed Term Contract)

£26,000 - £28,000 per year
Contract (12 month Contract)

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Job description

The Biochemical Society is seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract to support the team and take charge of key steps of the publishing process across the Portland Press portfolio.

In this role, you will quality-assure journal submissions and support the peer-review process. With a focus on researcher service, you will communicate with authors, reviewers and editors to answer questions and resolve any difficulties they might have in using the online manuscript system.

You will be working in close alignment with the Managing Editor and Commissioning Editor to deliver on publishing targets for your journals and help develop the content strategy. You will build strong relationships with the scientific community, and with Editorial Boards of the titles in particular. Using your initiative, you will maintain and improve the editorial system and manage assignment of manuscript duties to Editorial Board members (and/or external suppliers where needed). Building up knowledge of editorial workflows, publishing policy and technology, you will also suggest improvements to departmental processes and procedures, and drive first-class author, reviewer and editor service.

Although advertised as remote, there are options available for working within an office in London up to a few days per week, should that be preferred.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 8th December 2023

“Please note that interviews will be virtual”.

For more information, please visit our website.

Please note that this role is home-based and as such interviews will be virtual.

Please send a CV and covering letter by email via the button below. It is important that you DO NOT include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter.

This is because the Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

“We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”

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The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of bioc...

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Refreshed on: 30 November 2023
Closing date: 08 December 2023 at 17:00
Job ref: BCS2111
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