Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol, UK
Closing Date : 21/11/21
Website : http://ioppublishingcareers.org/vacancies/6169/STM/editor_maternity_cover/

We are looking for a motivated Editor to join our Publishing Operations team on a fixed-term basis covering a period of maternity leave.

Role Overview

Reporting into the Managing Editor, you will be managing a selection of journals, monitoring their performance and liaising with the Journals Development team on the journals’ strategy. As an Editor you will have excellent knowledge of how peer review works and will support and supervise approximately 5 Associate Editors that work on the journals.

If you’re looking for a varied role where you can demonstrate your expertise of peer review and develop your leadership skills, this is the one!

What will you be doing?

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Managing peer review on a number of titles within the assigned portfolio.
  • Mentoring and training Associate Editors within the team
  • Working collaboratively with Publishers to help to develop journal strategy and to build relationships with key institutions and authors
  • Working with different teams to identify key articles for promotion and improve journal visibility.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong knowledge of the peer review processes
  • Ability to work autonomously but also as part of a team
  • Ability to build relationships with different stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • University Degree (or PhD) in a scientific field would be desirable, but not essential
  • Leadership experience would be a bonus, but it is not essential

We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box so, if you don’t meet all the criteria, but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.

What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees an excellent pension scheme (up to 10% company contribution), discretionary annual bonus scheme, 25+ days holiday, standard 35-hour working week, volunteering days, and a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, as well as a range of flexible benefits such as cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, healthcare cash plan, and childcare vouchers.

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.

The contractual location of this role is from our Bristol office, but most employees are continuing to work from home until later this year, and we will then be moving to a more dynamic and blended combination of office and remote working.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site.

We aim to review applications soon after they are received, and will arrange interviews when there’s someone we’re keen to meet, so please don’t hold off applying until the closing date is approaching - we don’t want you, or us, to miss out!

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.

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.