London, Greater London
£23,000 - £25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Editorial Assistant

£23,000 - £25,000 + Benefits

The Biochemical Society/Portland Press are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to support the Managing Editor and take charge of key steps of the publishing process for the fully open access journal Bioscience Reports within the Portland Press portfolio.

You will quality-assure journal submissions and support the peer-review process, working closely with and supporting the Editorial Board and external vendor. 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.

Working in close alignment with the Managing Editor to deliver on publishing targets for Bioscience Reports, the role will also ensure that editorial workflows are optimised to drive first-class author, reviewer and editor service, building strong relationships with the scientific community. Building up knowledge of editorial workflows, you maintain and improve the editorial system and manage assignment of manuscript duties to Editorial Board member and external vendors, and also suggest improvements to departmental processes and procedures.

“Please note that this role would be home-based for at least the first 6 – 8 months and interviews will be virtual”.

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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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 14th August 2020

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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Refreshed on: 07 August 2020
Closed date: 14 August 2020
Job ref: BS0720
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