We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to support the team and take charge of key steps of the publishing process across some of the Portland Press research journals.
In this role, you will quality-assure journal submissions and administer 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 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). You will be working in close alignment with the Managing Editor and Commissioning Editor to deliver on publishing targets and help develop the content strategy for each research journal. 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 8th July 2022
“Please note that interviews will be virtual”.
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