Editor (6 month FTC)

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 24/01/2020
Website : http://ioppublishingcareers.org/vacancies/6019/STM/editor_6_month_ftc/

We are looking for an Editor to join us on a fixed term basis for six months. This is an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your publishing career, using your enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to contribute to the success and growth of our journals.


About the role:

As a full-time in-house Editor, you will be responsible for managing an efficient peer review process across a portfolio of journals. Reporting to the Managing Editor, you’ll play an important role in improving service quality, supporting and supervising a team of in-house Associate Editors and Editorial Assistants, and achieving the goals for the group. In collaboration with Publishers you will support initiatives aimed at improving the status of our journals and increasing market share.

You’ll demonstrate expertise in managing the peer review process including reviewer selection, decision making on articles, efficient handling of manuscripts and mentoring team members to ensure processing targets are met. You will be expected to contribute to, and lead on, continuous improvement initiatives to increase the efficiency and quality of our service.

Working collaboratively with colleagues and developing effective relationships with external stakeholders, you’ll need to identify promotional opportunities to improve journal visibility. You will have strong communication and organisational skills combined with commercial awareness and understanding of what it takes to make a journal attractive to its community, helping to make it first choice for authors and readers.


About you:

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • A degree or PhD in a relevant scientific subject
  • Expert knowledge of peer review processes, ethics and guidelines for the journal and for IOP Publishing
  • Ability to take responsibility, assess complex situations, and work autonomously, but also as part of a team, motivating others
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, with the ability to build strong relationships


About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.


About Us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.


To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity.

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